Cincinnati 7, Chi. Cubs 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 18304

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 0
Cincinnati 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 7 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 65-84 35-40 30-44 L2
Cincinnati 73-76 39-35 34-41 W2

Recap


Johnny Cueto left in the fourth inning with an injury before Ramon Hernandez hit a three-run homer as the Cincinnati Reds picked up their ace with a 7-2 victory over the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Juan Francisco added a two-run single and Chris Heisey hit his 16th homer for the Reds, who pulled back within three games of .500 at 73-76.

Cueto, who leads the majors with a 2.31 ERA, was removed because of a strained right lat muscle. The righthander retired the leadoff hitter in the fourth but came up rubbing his arm, prompting a visit from the trainer.

Cueto would stay in for one more batter before being replaced by righthander Sam LeCure.

Chicago's Casey Coleman (2-8) lasted only 3 2/3 innings as well, but that was performance-based. The righthander was touched for six runs on six hits.

Hernandez provided the big blow in the second, getting an 88 mph fastball from Coleman and belting it deep into the seats in left-center field for his 12th homer.

LeCure (1-1) went 2 1/3 innings to earn the win.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Cincinnati
Casey Coleman Player Johnny Cueto
Loss W/L No Decision
3.2 IP 3.2
4 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 3
14.73 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Cincinnati
Starlin Castro Player Ramon Hernandez
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 7 0 8 .219 9 7 2 1 0 0
Cincinnati 8 2 16 .258 9 8 7 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Reds have a W/L % of .397 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Cubs have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .476 after a loss.
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