Cincinnati 8, Chi. Cubs 6

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 23792

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. Cubs 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 9 0
Cincinnati 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 8 13 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. Cubs 65-85 35-40 30-45 L3
Cincinnati 74-76 40-35 34-41 W3

Recap


Jay Bruce hit a walk-off two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-6 victory and clinch a series win over the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Brandon Phillips and Chris Heisey hit solo homers for the Reds, who have won three straight to pull back within two games of .500 at 74-76. Cincinnati is attempting to put back-to-back winning seasons together for the first time since 1999-2000.

The Cubs brought in lefthander James Russell (1-6) to face a pair of lefty batters leading off the 11th. The plan backfired when Joey Votto doubled and Bruce followed by driving the first pitch he saw deep into the right-field seats for his 31st homer.

Nick Masset (3-5) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief.

The Reds took a 6-4 lead into the ninth, but Francisco Cordero could not hold the edge. Tony Campana led off and singled after a 12-pitch at-bat. Alfonso Soriano doubled him home and moved up on a flyout before scoring on Darwin Barney’s single to center.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. Cubs   Cincinnati
Randy Wells Player Homer Bailey
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 9
7 Hits 6
10.38 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Chi. Cubs   Cincinnati
Aramis Ramirez Player Drew Stubbs
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. Cubs 9 2 16 .225 21 12 6 6 0 0
Cincinnati 13 3 24 .310 23 11 7 6 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Reds have a W/L % of .405 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .471 after a loss.
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