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Cubs cruise past Reds
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Cubs 7, Reds 2
Micah Hoffpauir's homer was his first of the season. (AP)
Rich Harden tossed a strong six frames to pick up his first victory of the season. The Cubs' offense, meanwhile, put steady pressure on the Reds, with Micah Hoffpauir's long ball and Aramis Ramirez's three RBIs highlighting the attack.
Gameday >  
Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (7-6)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 7, Cincinnati 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (8-4)
Won 3
April 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Chi Cubs
0 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 X   7 9 0
Standings thru 4/21/09  |  Recap: CIN | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Cubs stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Taveras, W, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .282
Dickerson, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .222
Votto, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .340
Phillips, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143
Bruce, RF 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .211
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .175
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .194
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .094
Owings, M, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .286
  Lincoln, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Herrera, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Nix, L, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286
  Burton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hairston, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .167
Totals 33 2 6 2 3 12 12  

a-Struck out for Herrera in the 7th. b-Struck out for Burton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hernandez, Ra (1, Heilman), Gonzalez, Al (2, Vizcaino).
HR: Bruce (2, 2nd inning off Harden, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Taveras, W; Hernandez, Ra 2; Gonzalez, Al 2; Bruce 5; Dickerson.
RBI: Bruce 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Bruce.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dickerson; Nix, L; Bruce 2; Hairston, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Votto (1, 2nd base off Harden/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Dickerson (2, fielding).
DP: (Encarnacion-Phillips-Votto).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 2 1 0 1 2 5 .288
Fukudome, CF-RF 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 .357
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 0 5 .200
Hoffpauir, M, RF 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 .375
  b-Johnson, R, PH-CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .294
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 5 1 3 3 0 1 1 .364
Fontenot, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .205
Soto, G, C 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .136
Theriot, SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 3 .409
Harden, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  a-Gathright, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Heilman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Miles, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Vizcaino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 7 9 7 7 8 26  

a-Struck out for Harden in the 6th. b-Struck out for Hoffpauir, M in the 6th. c-Struck out for Heilman in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (3, Lincoln).
HR: Hoffpauir, M (1, 2nd inning off Owings, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Harden; Ramirez, Ar 3; Soto, G; Hoffpauir, M 4; Theriot 2; Soriano, A 2.
RBI: Hoffpauir, M 2 (5), Theriot (4), Ramirez, Ar 3 (14), Soto, G (2).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Ar 3; Soto, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fukudome 2; Theriot 2; Fontenot; Lee, D 2.
SF: Hoffpauir, M.
GIDP: Ramirez, Ar.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Owings, M (L, 0-2) 4.2 5 5 2 4 3 1 5.59
Lincoln 0.2 1 2 2 2 1 0 18.56
Herrera 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.60
Burton 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 8.59
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden (W, 1-1) 6.0 3 2 2 2 8 1 4.20
Heilman 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.04
Cotts 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.00
Marmol 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.23
Vizcaino 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

WP: Marmol.
HBP: Fontenot (by Lincoln), Fukudome (by Lincoln).
Pitches-strikes: Owings, M 94-61, Lincoln 24-10, Herrera 12-9, Burton 48-33, Harden 92-60, Heilman 18-11, Cotts 13-6, Marmol 7-4, Vizcaino 16-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Owings, M 3-7, Lincoln 1-0, Herrera 0-1, Burton 2-1, Harden 5-2, Heilman 1-0, Cotts 0-0, Marmol 0-1, Vizcaino 2-0.
Batters faced: Owings, M 23, Lincoln 7, Herrera 3, Burton 9, Harden 23, Heilman 4, Cotts 3, Marmol 2, Vizcaino 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Lincoln 2-1, Herrera 3-2, Marmol 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 40 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 3:08 (:12 delay).
Att: 38,403.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
April 21, 2009
April 21, 2009

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