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Reds alone at the top
Rusch can't shake Reds
Tony Womack got the Cubs' offense started in the first inning with his first homer since 2004, but it wasn't nearly enough support for starter Glendon Rusch, who lost to the Reds for the third time this year after surrendering three home runs in just 3 2/3 innings.
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Reds 7, Cubs 1
Brandon Phillips hit his sixth homer, scored twice and stole his 12th base on Thursday night. (David Kohl/AP)
Series at a glance:
Arroyo sharp for win No. 8
After allowing a homer in the first, Bronson Arroyo shut the Cubs down through seven innings, lifting the Reds to their eighth straight win and sole possession of first place in the National League Central. Brandon Phillips hit one of three Reds homers, and Felipe Lopez stole his 18th base.
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 Freel's solo homer
 Phillips' two-run shot
 Ross goes yard
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 08, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs (23-36)
Lost 3
Cincinnati 7, Chi Cubs 1   CIN
Cincinnati (36-24)
Won 8
June 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Cincinnati
1 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 X   7 10 0
Standings thru 6/8/06  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Reds Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4000000.236
Womack, 2B4121000.296
Barrett, C4010010.297
Walker, 1B4020002.306
Ramirez, 3B3000012.238
Jones, RF3000000.302
Murton, LF2000000.273
  Ohman, P00000001.000
  a-Perez, PH1000000.190
  Novoa, P0000000.333
  Howry, P0000000.000
Cedeno, SS3000020.292
Rusch, P1000000.200
  Aardsma, P0000000.000
  Bynum, LF2000000.214
Totals31151044 

a-Flied out for Ohman in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Womack (1, 1st inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Womack 5; Barrett; Walker 2.
RBI: Womack (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walker.
GIDP: Ramirez.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Cedeno-Womack-Walker).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF5132020.283
Lopez, SS4120122.286
Aurilia, 3B5011005.271
Dunn, LF3000121.228
Kearns, RF4010003.282
Hatteberg, 1B2200101.289
Phillips, 2B4222011.316
Ross, C2112100.344
Arroyo, P3000031.143
  Mercker, P0000000.000
  a-Valentin, PH0000100.224
  Yan, P0000000.000
Totals32710751014 

a-Walked for Mercker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Aurilia (10, Rusch).
HR: Freel (4, 3rd inning off Rusch, 0 on, 0 out), Phillips (6, 4th inning off Rusch, 1 on, 1 out), Ross (6, 4th inning off Rusch, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Freel 6; Lopez 2; Aurilia 2; Kearns; Phillips 5; Ross 4.
RBI: Aurilia (24), Freel 2 (12), Phillips 2 (36), Ross 2 (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kearns; Aurilia 2.
SF: Ross.
GIDP: Kearns.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lopez (18, 2nd base off Novoa/Barrett), Phillips (12, 2nd base off Novoa/Barrett), Freel (13, 2nd base off Aardsma/Barrett).

FIELDING
DP: (Phillips-Lopez-Hatteberg).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rusch (L, 2-6)3.27551537.29
Aardsma 0.10001007.36
Ohman 2.00000404.39
Novoa 1.12223004.88
Howry 0.21000102.22
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo (W, 8-2)7.05110312.31
Mercker 1.00000006.39
Yan 1.00000105.93

IBB: Dunn (by Novoa).
HBP: Hatteberg (by Ohman).
Pitches-strikes: Rusch 78-47, Aardsma 10-4, Ohman 26-18, Novoa 41-20, Howry 9-7, Arroyo 111-78, Mercker 12-10, Yan 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rusch 2-4, Aardsma 0-1, Ohman 0-2, Novoa 2-2, Howry 0-1, Arroyo 11-7, Mercker 2-1, Yan 1-1.
Batters faced: Rusch 19, Aardsma 2, Ohman 7, Novoa 8, Howry 3, Arroyo 25, Mercker 3, Yan 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Aardsma 1-0, Howry 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:34.
Att: 26,057.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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