Bruce, Choo help Reds beat Cubs 6-5

Bruce, Choo help Reds beat Cubs 6-5

Posted: Updated:

CHICAGO (AP) - Jay Bruce had two RBIs and scored a run, Shin-Soo Choo drove in a run and scored twice, and the Cincinnati Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Friday.

The Cubs scored three runs in the ninth against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman before reliever J.J. Hoover came on and struck out Darwin Barney with the bases loaded to pick up his first save.

Nate Schierholtz drew a two-out bases-loaded walk and Welington Castillo followed with a two-run single to pull the Cubs within one. After pinch-hitter Cody Ransom drew a walk to load the bases again, Hoover replaced Chapman.

Mike Leake (2-1) gave up two runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings, earned his fourth straight decision over the Cubs with help from five relievers.

Devin Mesoraco, Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart also had run-scoring hits to help the Reds hand Carlos Villanueva (1-2) the loss.

Follow Us!

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos
  • Chicago CubsCubsMore>>

  • Reds overcome Soler's HR, beat Cubs 7-5

    Reds overcome Soler's HR, beat Cubs 7-5

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:57:58 GMT
    Skip Schumaker drove in a pair of runs and the Cincinnati Reds withstood Jorge Soler's first-at-bat homer and an RBI single for a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
    Skip Schumaker drove in a pair of runs and the Cincinnati Reds withstood Jorge Soler's first-at-bat homer and an RBI single for a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
  • Wood helps Cubs beat Reds 3-0

    Wood helps Cubs beat Reds 3-0

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:47:21 GMT
    Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
    Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
  • Cubs reinstate SS Castro from bereavement list

    Cubs reinstate SS Castro from bereavement list

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:23:09 GMT
    The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds.
    The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices