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Reds win 8-2: I've always loved Homer, Zack and a 2-out attack


Final: Reds 8 Cubs 2

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 20: Zack Cozart (right) is greeted by Devin Mesoraco #39 after hitting a two-run homer against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning on April 20, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Final: Reds 8 Cubs 2 Boxscore
*Don't kid yourself, that was a big win. Back to back series win.
*The Reds took 2 of 3, rather than losing series to Cubs...Homer got a win after 3 rough outings to begin season and Zack had a big day.
*15 hits Sunday, 34 hits in series.
*Reds now 8-10, move ahead of 8-11 Pirates into 3rd place. Reds vs Pirates Monday night.
*Pirates lost 3-2 in 14 innings to Brewers, using 7 pitchers. Led 1-0 in 9th.
*Atleast 1 RBI each from batters 4-5-6-7-8-9. 
*Nice day Homer, nice day Cozart...what will Twitter do?
*Cozart 3 hits, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 really nice plays in the field.
*Mesoraco 3 hits, 2 R, RBI, BB, hitting .515.
*7-8 hitters: 6 for 9, 4 RBI, 4 R, BB.
*2 hits: Bruce, Frazier, Ludwick.
*Every starting position player with at least 1 hit, but BP.
*Batters 6-7-8-9: 9 FOR 16, 4 R, 6 RBI, 2 BB.
*Billy ground ball right at 1B Rizzo, base hit/Votto K, BP K
*4th infield hit of year for Hamilton.
*Bryan Price challenged Bonifacio SB, overturned, out.
*Gotta love 2 out hits.
*Top 4: Frazier 1B and then Mesoraco 2-out RBI 2B, 1-0. Video
*Top 4: Cozart 2-out RBI 2B, 2-0. Video
*Top 4: 8 pitch AB by Bailey…..RBI 1B, 3-0.
*Top 5: Bruce 2-out 2B and Frazier 2-out 2B, 4-0. Video
*Top 5: 8 pitch AB for Ludwick ends in 5th 2-out RBI hit, 5-0. Video
*Top 7: Bruce HR, 6-0. Video
*Top 7: Cozart 2-out, 2-run HR, 8-0. Video
*Bailey recorded his 1st out of the 6th inning this year. Had gone 4.1, 5 and 5 in previous 3 starts.
*Bailey 17 K last 11 innings.
*Bailey: 6 IN, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K. 96 pitches/61 strikes for the win.
*Can the Cubs win 55 games this year?
*2 K each: Hamilton, Votto, Phillips, Bruce, of 12 for Reds.
*BP 0 for 11 since 1st inning single/back tweak Friday.
*Disappointing 7th by Parra:  up 8-0, he lasted just .1 IN, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 R, before Price had to go get him.
*Safe and secure with Sam LeCure...DP to end 7th.
*Sean Marshall made season debut in 9th: 2 H, K.
*Bryan Price won a big challenge when the game was 0-0 in the 3rd:

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 20: Homer Bailey #34 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning on April 20, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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