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Tough-luck loss
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Reds 3, Cubs 0
Alfonso Soriano can't snare a Joey Votto fly, which went for an RBI double in the eighth. (AP)
Ted Lilly was up to the task of keeping the Cubs close despite a dominant performance from Reds starter Johnny Cueto, but the bats never broke through -- collecting just six hits. Lilly's lone mistake, an error in the third inning, led to the decisive run.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (8-6)
Won 1
Cincinnati 3, Chi Cubs 0   CHC
Chi Cubs (8-5)
Lost 1
April 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1   3 9 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 2
Standings thru 4/22/09  |  Recap: CIN | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Cubs stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Taveras, W, CF 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .268
Hairston, J, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .179
Votto, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .159
Bruce, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .238
Phillips, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .174
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .175
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .111
Cueto, P 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .400
  a-Nix, L, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Dickerson, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .214
  Cordero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 3 9 3 0 4 9  

a-Grounded out for Cueto in the 8th. b-Struck out for Weathers in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Votto (5, Guzman, A).
HR: Bruce (3, 9th inning off Gregg, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston, J; Votto 2; Cueto 2; Gonzalez, Al; Bruce 5; Phillips 2.
RBI: Taveras, W (2), Votto (13), Bruce (8).
2-out RBI: Votto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, Ra 2; Encarnacion.
SAC: Taveras, W.
SF: Taveras, W.
GIDP: Hairston, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Phillips (2, 2nd base off Lilly/Soto, G).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .304
Fukudome, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .348
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .222
Bradley, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .043
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .362
Soto, G, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .115
Theriot, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .375
Miles, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105
Lilly, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Fontenot, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 0 6 0 0 5 14  

a-Grounded out for Guzman, A in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Fukudome; Lee, D 2; Ramirez, Ar; Soriano, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar; Theriot.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Lilly 2 (2, throw, fielding).
DP: (Theriot-Miles-Lee, D).

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cueto (W, 1-1) 7.0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2.55
Weathers (H, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Cordero (S, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.29
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lilly (L, 2-1) 7.0 5 1 0 0 2 0 2.41
Guzman, A 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.87
Gregg 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 6.43

HBP: Ramirez, Ar (by Cueto).
Pitches-strikes: Cueto 108-68, Weathers 15-9, Cordero 12-7, Lilly 96-67, Guzman, A 22-14, Gregg 24-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cueto 11-5, Weathers 1-0, Cordero 0-2, Lilly 8-6, Guzman, A 2-0, Gregg 0-1.
Batters faced: Cueto 26, Weathers 4, Cordero 4, Lilly 26, Guzman, A 5, Gregg 5.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 45 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 38,738.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
April 22, 2009
April 22, 2009

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