Cincinnati 3, Chi. Cubs 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 12, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 35461

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 69-46 36-20 33-26 W3
Chi. Cubs 44-69 28-27 16-42 L3

Recap


Reds 3, Cubs 0:
Johnny Cueto allowed three hits over eight innings, helping Cincinnati to a third straight win at Wrigley Field after dropping the series opener.

Cueto (15-6) became the second 15-game winner in the National League, had five 1-2-3 innings and only allowed one Chicago runner to advance past second base. Aroldis Chapman extended his run of scoreless innings to 21 2/3, a streak that dates back to June 24, by working around a leadoff hit in the ninth for his 28th save.

Jay Bruce, who had been given the last two days off after a prolonged slump, gave Cueto all the offense he would need with a two-run homer in the fifth inning against Brooks Raley (0-2). Ryan Ludwick added a solo shot an inning later.

Raley went six innings for the Cubs, who have lost 11 of their last 12 games. The rookie gave up three runs on five hits and a walk in his second career start.

Todd Frazier had two of Cincinnati's six hits and went 9-for-15 during the four-game series.

Cueto, who threw 113 pitches Sunday, struck out three and walked two.

GAME NOTEBOOK: National League hitters are 18-for-173 (.104) against Chapman, who has 42 strikeouts and two walks since July 1. ... Darwin Barney's leadoff single in the ninth was only the ninth hit Chapman has allowed during his scoreless streak ... The Cubs, who have scored fewer runs than any team in the major leagues, have been shut out 11 times in 2012.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Chi. Cubs
Johnny Cueto Player Brooks Raley
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Cincinnati   Chi. Cubs
Todd Frazier Player Adrian Cardenas
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 6 2 13 .188 8 5 3 2 1 0
Chi. Cubs 4 0 4 .133 16 4 0 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Houston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .422 after a win and .368 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Reds have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .587 after a loss.
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