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Reds snap losing skid

CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Drew Sutton lined a two-out, two-run double off Carlos Marmol in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 after squandering a five-run lead Saturday.

Marmol (2-3), the Cubs closer, walked two straight batters with two outs before Sutton lined a ball into the right field corner to break the 5-5 tie.

Arthur Rhodes (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win. Francisco Cordero worked the ninth for his 34th save in 37 chances.

The Cubs made three infield errors in the third inning, helping the Reds score twice en route to a 5-0 lead after four innings.

But Chicago scored three in the sixth off starter Johnny Cueto and tied the game in the seventh on Geovany Soto’s two-out, two-run, bases-loaded double off Nick Masset. Chicago’s Aramis Ramirez tried to score from first on Soto’s drive to the center field wall but was thrown out at the plate on a relay from shortstop Paul Janish.

Cueto gave up four hits and three runs in 5 1-3 innings. He was driven out in the sixth after an RBI single by Ramirez and a run-scoring double by Soto. Bobby Scales had a sacrifice fly off reliever Daniel Ray Herrera.

Reds’ boxscore

Saturday’s Game

Reds 7, Cubs 5

Cincinnati Chicago Cubs

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Stubbs cf 6 2 1 0 Fukdm cf 4 1 0 0

DMcDn rf 5 1 2 1 Theriot ss 4 1 1 0

Votto 1b 4 0 1 1 D.Lee 1b 4 2 1 0

BPhllps 2b 4 0 2 1 ArRmr 3b 3 1 2 1

Rolen 3b 4 0 1 1 Bradly rf 4 0 0 0

Gomes lf 3 1 0 0 Soto c 3 0 2 3

Hanign c 0 0 0 0 Scales lf 3 0 0 1

ARosls ss 2 1 1 0 ABlanc 2b 2 0 0 0

Masset p 0 0 0 0 Gregg p 0 0 0 0

Rhodes p 0 0 0 0 Grabow p 0 0 0 0

Barker ph 0 1 0 0 Miles ph 1 0 0 0

Corder p 0 0 0 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0

CMiller c 4 1 1 0 R.Wells p 1 0 0 0

Sutton ph-lf 1 0 1 2 Patton p 0 0 0 0

Cueto p 1 0 0 0 J.Fox ph 0 0 0 0

Herrer p 0 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 0 0 0 0

RRmrz p 0 0 0 0 JeBakr ph-2b 2 0 0 0

Janish ss 1 0 0 0

Totals 35 7 10 6 Totals 31 5 6 5

Cincinnati 002 300 002 — 7

Chicago 000 003 200 — 5

E—D.Lee (5), Ar.Ramirez (9), Theriot (14). DP—Chicago 3. LOB—Cincinnati 12, Chicago 7. 2B—Sutton (3), Soto 2 (18). SB—A.Rosales (1). S—Cueto 2. SF—Scales.

IP H R ER BB SO

Cincinnati

Cueto 5 1-3 4 3 3 3 3

Herrera H,8 1-3 0 0 0 1 0

R.Ramirez H,1 2-3 0 2 2 2 0

Masset BS,2-2 2-3 2 0 0 0 1

Rhodes W,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0

Cordero S,34-37 1 0 0 0 0 0

Chicago

R.Wells 3 2-3 6 5 3 3 0

Patton 1 1-3 0 0 0 1 2

Samardzija 1 0 0 0 1 0

Gregg 1 1 0 0 1 0

Grabow 1 1 0 0 0 2

Marmol L,2-3 1 2 2 2 2 1

HBP—by Cueto (J.Fox), by Marmol (Janish). Umpires—Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Paul Nauert; Second, Joe West; Third, Ed Rapuano. T—3:02. A—40,351 (41,210).