Micah Hoffpauir's homer was his first of the season. (AP)
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
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.
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
BASERUNNING SB: Votto (1, 2nd base off Harden/Soto, G).
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.