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Reds take series
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Reds 7, Cubs 1
Aaron Harang struck out two and walked one on Thursday. (Paul Beaty/AP)
The Reds used four hits by Joey Votto combined with some sloppy defense by the Cubs to take the finale, as well as their third straight series. Aaron Harang limited Chicago to just one run in seven-plus innings, outdueling Carlos Zambrano.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (9-6)
Won 2
Cincinnati 7, Chi Cubs 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (8-6)
Lost 2
April 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 2   7 13 2
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 7 2
Standings thru 4/23/09  |  Recap: CIN | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Cubs stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Taveras, CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 .283
Dickerson, LF 5 1 2 2 0 3 2 .242
Votto, 1B 5 1 4 2 0 0 1 .373
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .146
Bruce, RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .239
Phillips, B, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .184
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .205
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .125
Harang, P 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Nix, L, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
  Masset, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 7 13 6 2 9 14  

a-Struck out for Weathers in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Votto 2 (7, Zambrano, Zambrano), Taveras (2, Samardzija).
3B: Dickerson (1, Zambrano).
HR: Votto (3, 8th inning off Cotts, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Taveras 3; Dickerson 4; Votto 9; Bruce; Phillips, B; Hernandez, Ra 2; Gonzalez, Al.
RBI: Bruce (9), Votto 2 (15), Gonzalez, Al (2), Dickerson 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Dickerson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion 2; Bruce; Dickerson.
GIDP: Phillips, B.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras (4, 2nd base off Zambrano/Soto).

FIELDING
E: Dickerson (3, fielding), Encarnacion (2, fielding).
DP: (Gonzalez, Al-Phillips, B-Votto).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .317
Theriot, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .365
Fukudome, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .347
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .207
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .353
Hoffpauir, M, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .350
Soto, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .103
Fontenot, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .209
Zambrano, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Miles, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100
  Samardzija, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 1 7 1 2 4 17  

a-Struck out for Cotts in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (4, Harang).
TB: Soriano, A 3; Theriot; Fukudome; Ramirez, Ar; Hoffpauir, M; Fontenot.
RBI: Theriot (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontenot; Theriot; Soto.
GIDP: Soto.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Theriot (2, 2nd base by Harang/Hernandez, Ra), Soriano, A (2, 3rd base by Harang/Hernandez, Ra).

FIELDING
E: Zambrano (1, pickoff), Hoffpauir, M (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Fukudome (Phillips, B at 2nd base).
DP: (Fontenot-Lee, D).

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harang (W, 2-2) 7.0 7 1 0 1 2 0 2.00
Weathers 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Masset 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.50
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (L, 1-1) 7.0 7 4 3 2 7 0 4.85
Cotts 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.50
Samardzija 1.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 18.00

Harang pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Weathers, Zambrano.
Pitches-strikes: Harang 105-66, Weathers 19-14, Masset 12-7, Zambrano 109-64, Cotts 19-14, Samardzija 27-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harang 5-5, Weathers 0-0, Masset 1-3, Zambrano 11-2, Cotts 1-0, Samardzija 1-0.
Batters faced: Harang 26, Weathers 3, Masset 5, Zambrano 29, Cotts 4, Samardzija 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Weathers 1-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 51 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 40,039.
April 23, 2009

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