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Bryant, Cubs outscore Reds

Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto connects for one of his two home runs during Monday’s game. Despite Votto’s efforts the Reds lost to the Chicago Cubs 11-8. (Courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds.com/Joe Robbins - Getty Images)

Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto connects for one of his two home runs during Monday’s game. Despite Votto’s efforts the Reds lost to the Chicago Cubs 11-8. (Courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds.com/Joe Robbins – Getty Images)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds finally got to Jake Arrieta, who no-hit them the last time he showed up in Cincinnati. The problem this time was Kris Bryant.

The Cubs slugger became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Arrieta added a solo shot in the ballpark where he threw a no-hitter in April, setting up Chicago’s 11-8 victory Monday night.

The Cubs pulled out of their 1-6 slide behind a tandem that’s had some huge moments in Cincinnati.

Arrieta (12-2) threw his second career no-hitter on April 21 during a 16-0 win over the Reds. Bryant led the way with a pair of homers in that game, including a grand slam that gave him a career-high six RBIs.

Arrieta struggled in his return to Cincinnati, giving up a season-high five runs in five innings, but Bryant drove in six runs again to help the right-hander pull through. Bryant’s 16 total bases were a Cubs record, and his five hits marked a career high.

“He had a great game, and I hope I never see it again,” said Reds manager Bryan Price, who has seen both of Bryant’s big games in Cincinnati.

Bryant doubled home a run in the first, hit a solo homer in the third and added a three-run shot deep into the upper deck in left field in the fourth off Dan Straily (4-5). His solo shot in the eighth came off Ross Ohlendorf, who also gave up a homer to Anthony Rizzo.

Most of the 31,762 fans wore Cubs blue and demanded a curtain call after the third homer. Bryant wouldn’t oblige, considering it inappropriate on the road.

“I’ve never been the type to show it,” Bryant said. “I’m just not that type of player.”

Arrieta hit an opposite-field drive — his fourth career home run — in the fifth inning off Michael Lorenzen for an 8-3 lead.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner became the league’s first 12-game winner despite his worst outing of the season. Arrieta walked a season-high five batters in five innings, and four of them scored. The five runs allowed were his most since he gave up six during a 7-2 loss at Great American Ball Park on Aug. 28, 2014.

Adam Duvall had a two-run double in the first inning, Jay Bruce singled home a run and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer off Arrieta, who threw 93 pitches in five innings.

“He still had his stuff,” Bruce said. “He just wasn’t locating it very well. We had some walks and put some hits together. That’s baseball.”

The Cubs have the best record in the majors at 49-26 despite their slump last week, characterized by a lack of clutch hitting and poor relief pitching. The bullpen gave up three runs and four hits Monday, including Votto’s second homer in the ninth inning.

The Cubs improved to 7-1 against the Reds this season and have won 10 of their last 11 vs. their NL Central rivals.

STATS

Bryant became the third player since 1900 to have at least three homers and a total of five extra-base hits. Josh Hamilton had four homers and a double in 2012, and Joe Adcock had four homers and a double in 1954, per Elias Sports Bureau research provided by the Reds. … Arrieta has lasted five innings in each of his last two starts. The last time he pitched so few back-to-back was May 8-13, 2014, when he went four innings against both the Cardinals and the White Sox. … With the three homers allowed, the Reds’ bullpen has given up 60 this season, by far the most in the majors.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: OF Jorge Soler took batting practice as part of a pregame workout. He went on the 15-day disabled list June 7 with a strained left hamstring.

Reds: 2B Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup, getting a day off. … RHP Homer Bailey pitched one inning for Triple-A Louisville in his first rehab start, giving up three hits — including two homers — while throwing 25 pitches.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP John Lester (9-3, 2.10 ERA) tries to become the second Cubs starter with 10 wins. He’s 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in six career starts against the Reds, including two this season.

Reds: LHP John Lamb (1-4, 4.78 ERA) makes his second career appearance against the Cubs. Last Thursday, he allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings of a 7-4 loss to San Diego.

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Reds 3, Padres 0

Chicago (NL) AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Zobrist 2b 6 0 1 0 0 0 .295

Heyward cf-rf 5 2 2 1 0 0 .237

Bryant 3b-rf-lf 5 4 5 6 0 0 .278

Rizzo 1b 3 1 2 1 2 0 .287

Contreras lf-c 4 0 2 0 1 2 .370

Montero c 3 0 0 1 0 0 .195

Almora cf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .283

Russell ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 .236

Coghlan rf 4 1 1 0 0 3 .219

Baez 3b 1 0 1 1 0 0 .261

Arrieta p 3 2 2 1 0 1 .294

Cahill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200

T.Wood p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Strop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

c-Szczur ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290

Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Rondon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Totals 42 11 17 11 3 7

 

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Cozart ss 4 1 0 0 1 0 .268

Hamilton cf 2 2 1 0 2 1 .258

Votto 1b 4 3 2 3 1 0 .248

Bruce rf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .278

Duvall lf 5 1 2 2 0 1 .255

Suarez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .228

Peraza 2b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .239

Barnhart c 3 0 1 1 1 0 .249

Straily p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Diaz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

a-De Jesus ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207

Lorenzen p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Ohlendorf p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

b-Holt ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232

B.Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Totals 34 8 8 7 6 6

 

Chicago 201 410 021 = 11 17 1

Cincinnati 201 021 101 = 8 8 1

 

a-out on fielder’s choice for Diaz in the 4th. b-grounded out for Ohlendorf in the 8th. c-lined out for Strop in the 9th.

E—Arrieta (3), Peraza (1). LOB—Chicago 8, Cincinnati 6. 2B—Zobrist (14), Bryant 2 (19), Rizzo (18), Duvall 2 (18), Barnhart (11). HR—Bryant (19), off Straily; Bryant (20), off Straily; Arrieta (2), off Lorenzen; Bryant (21), off Ohlendorf; Rizzo (18), off Ohlendorf; Votto (12), off Arrieta; Votto (13), off Peralta. RBIs—Heyward (26), Bryant 6 (57), Rizzo (55), Montero (17), Arrieta (6), Baez (21), Votto 3 (39), Bruce (59), Duvall 2 (53), Barnhart (12). SB—Hamilton 2 (19), Votto (6), Peraza (6). SF—Montero. S—Hamilton.

Runners left in scoring position—Chicago 5 (Zobrist, Heyward, Montero 2, Russell); Cincinnati 4 (Cozart 2, Votto, Suarez). RISP—Chicago 4 for 14; Cincinnati 5 for 14.

Runners moved up—Rizzo, Votto, Suarez. GIDP—Montero.

DP—Cincinnati 1 (Cozart, Peraza, Votto).

 

Chicago (NL) IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Arrieta W, 12-2 5 4 5 5 5 4 93 2.10

Cahill H, 2 2-3 2 1 1 1 1 18 2.76

T.Wood H, 7 2-3 1 1 1 0 0 10 2.32

Strop H, 15 1 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 19 2.97

Peralta 2-3 1 1 1 0 1 13 13.50

Rondon 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.38

Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Straily L, 4-5 3 2-3 9 7 7 3 2 71 4.38

Diaz 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 8 6.10

Lorenzen 2 3 1 1 0 2 31 9.00

Ohlendorf 2 2 2 2 0 3 33 4.50

B.Wood 1 2 1 0 0 0 22 3.47

Inherited runners-scored—T.Wood 2-0, Strop 1-1, Diaz 1-0. WP—Arrieta, Strop. Umpires—Home, Mike Muchlinski; First, Mike Winters; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Gabe Morales.

T—3:22. A—31,762 (42,319).