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Reds look to end five-game slide vs. Cubs

May 5, 2008 - 1:59 PM Chicago Cubs (18-13) at Cincinnati (12-20) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) - The Cincinnati Reds hope a trip back home can help them end a five-game losing streak when they host the Chicago Cubs on Monday for the opener of a three-game series.

The Reds, who went 3-6 over their nine-game road swing, will play nine of their next 12 games at Great American Ballpark.

Cincinnati is coming off a 14-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The club was outscored by a 25-8 margin over their three-game series in Atlanta.

Rookie Johnny Cueto (1-3, 5.40 ERA) will take the mound for the Reds in this one. He was tagged for seven runs - six earned - and eight hits over just 1 2/3 innings during Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

He will be opposed by Ryan Dempster (4-0, 3.16), who is seeking his fifth straight winning decision. The righthander gave up three runs on four hits and five walks over six frames in a 19-5 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

Chicago has lost seven of its previous 10 contests. The Cubs suffered a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, managing just five hits.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHICAGO CUBS 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 9 2
    CINCINNATI 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 6 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHN - RYAN DEMPSTER, SEAN MARSHALL (7TH), CHAD FOX (7TH), KERRY WOOD
    (8TH) AND GEOVANY SOTO
    CIN - JOHNNY CUETO, MIKE LINCOLN (7TH), DAVID WEATHERS
    (8TH), FRANCISCO

    May 5 10:00 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DERREK LEE SCORED RYAN THERIOT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D LEE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 3
    CINCINNATI 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: K FUKUDOME (.336, 0-FOR-2)

    Cubs 3, Reds 5  Top 5, 0 OutsMay 5 8:35 PM
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    Cubs 3, Reds 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsMay 5 8:35 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN THERIOT SCORED ALFONSO SORIANO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R THERIOT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 2
    CINCINNATI 5 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: D LEE (.333, 0-FOR-2)

    Cubs 2, Reds 5  Top 5, 0 OutsMay 5 8:33 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ADAM DUNN (5) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF RYAN DEMPSTER SCORED EDWIN ENCARNACION.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1, CINCINNATI 5
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J KEPPINGER (.304, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

    Cubs 1, Reds 5  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 5 8:04 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GEOVANY SOTO (6) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF JOHNNY CUETO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 1, CINCINNATI 3
    DUE UP FOR CHICAGO CUBS: M DEROSA (.267, 3 HR, 20 RBI)

    Cubs 1, Reds 3  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 5 7:37 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF KEPPINGER SCORED BRANDON PHILLIPS AND JOEY
    VOTTO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J KEPPINGER ON FIRST, E ENCARNACION ON
    SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
    CINCINNATI 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: P BAKO (.312, 3 HR, 11 RBI)

    Cubs 0, Reds 3  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 5 7:30 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO EDWIN ENCARNACION SCORED KEN GRIFFEY
    JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E ENCARNACION ON FIRST, J VOTTO ON SECOND, B
    PHILLIPS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHICAGO CUBS 0
    CINCINNATI 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: A DUNN (.221, 4 HR, 13 RBI)

    Cubs 0, Reds 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 5 7:25 PM
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    Cubs vs. RedsMay 5 4:55 PM