Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cesar Izturis capped a three-run rally in
the 13th inning with the game-winning RBI single, and the Cincinnati Reds
outlasted the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, in a marathon 4-hour, 35-minute affair Monday
at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago's Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer off Reds reliever Alfredo Simon
(2-1) in the top half of the inning to put the Cubs ahead, but Cincinnati drew
even on Jay Bruce's two-run double.
Two batters later, Izturis ripped a liner off Michael Bowden (0-1), and it
sailed just past the reach of shortstop Starlin Castro to send the Reds to
their seventh win in eight games.
Bruce added his first home run of the season earlier in the contest and Jack
Hannahan provided a pinch-hit RBI triple.
Castro had an RBI single and extended his hitting streak to 14 games, but was
just 1-for-6 and lined out with the bases loaded in the 11th. Nate Schierholtz
had three hits in the Cubs' seventh loss in eight tries.
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