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Cincinnati at Chicago

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    Cincinnati0230100006--
    Chi. Cubs «0030110308--

    Cubs 8, Reds 6

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    MESA, Ariz. (AP) - At least Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo and Chicago Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol have plenty of time to work out the kinks.

    Arroyo was hit hard and Marmol also struggled during Chicago's 8-6 exhibition victory over Cincinnati on Monday.

    Arroyo pitched two innings and was charged with four runs and six hits, including a monster home run by Alfonso Soriano. The crafty right-hander, who was 9-12 with a 5.07 ERA last season, struck out one and walked two.

    "I faced 12 batters and they squared up six balls and the other balls they didn't square up were base hits and the umpire gave me a strike three that wasn't even a strike," said Arroyo, who is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in five spring innings. "That's not a good outing."

    Reds manager Dusty Baker didn't seem too concerned.

    "Arroyo's velocity was better," Baker said. "He didn't have location today. He'll get better. When (Arroyo) had problems last year it was walks and home runs. That's what got us today."

    But there was some good to come out of it.

    "It was a struggle out there, even physically I didn't feel real lively," Arroyo said. "It is nice sometimes to get runners on base in situations where you have to press in a real game. Where you have to dig deep and have to throw a fastball on the outer half to a lefty when you feel like you don't have great command.

    "That feeling is something that needs to be worked through."

    Marmol was touched up for the second outing in a row and knocked over a garbage can in the clubhouse after he left the mound. He gave up three runs and two hits in one inning.

    The right-hander, who blew 10 save opportunities last season and finished with a 4.01 ERA, also was hit hard against Seattle on Thursday, when he yielded four earned runs and four hits while recording just two outs.

    Cubs starter Paul Maholm, who had the flu early in camp, made his spring debut and allowed one run and two hits in two innings. The left-hander, who signed with Chicago over the winter, struck out one and walked none.

    "It was good," Maholm said. "I was happy to get out there. You don't feel part of (spring training) until you get out there. I wish I would have gotten ahead of a few more guys. There were no walks and I was aggressive.

    "I was good to go and I pitch when they tell me to. If they want me to take it a little slower that is fine. I got my bullpens in so as far as pitches and innings I am where I need to be."

    Todd Frazier homered in the second inning for the Reds. Zack Cozart and Donald Lutz had two RBIs apiece.

    The Cubs got another big day from Joe Mather, who is battling Tony Campana for the fifth outfield spot. Mather hit a three-run home run in the seventh to give Chicago a 7-6 lead and is batting .545 (6 for 11) this spring.

    Soriano belted his fourth spring homer, and reserve catcher Blake Lalli also went deep for the Cubs.

     
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    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brandon Phillips, 2B3110001 .250
        Chris Valaika, 2B1000100 .250
    Zack Cozart, SS2012001 .375
       a- Didi Gregorius, PH-SS1001010 .300
    Miguel Cairo, 1B2000001 .357
       b- Danny Dorn, PH-1B2000002 .250
    Todd Frazier, LF2111011 .263
       c- Kris Negron, PH-LF2010010 .125
    Juan Francisco, 3B2000010 .294
        Paul Janish, 3B0100100 .200
    Ryan Ludwick, DH4110011 .235
    Wilson Valdez, CF2000000 .214
        Denis Phipps, CF2000023 .333
    Ryan Hanigan, C1100010 .231
        Corky Miller, C1100000 .286
    Daryl Jones, RF2010000 .333
        Donald Lutz, RF2012010 .400
    Totals3167629  
    a-struck out for Cozart in the 6th
    b-grounded out for Cairo in the 6th
    c-struck out for Frazier in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Zack Cozart (2, Samardzija), Ryan Ludwick (2, Marmol)
    HR - Todd Frazier (3, Maholm)
    SF - Didi Gregorius (1)
    SH - Paul Janish (1)
    RBI - Zack Cozart 2 (2), Didi Gregorius (1), Todd Frazier (5), Donald Lutz 2 (7)
    Team LOB - 4
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Daryl Jones 1
    DP - Cozart-B. Phillips-Cairo, Gregorius-Valaika-Dorn, Gregorius-Dorn
    E - Daryl Jones (2, Misplayed grounder), Brandon Phillips (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Bronson Arroyo 2644211 9.00
    Josh Judy 1000010 4.50
    Sean Marshall 1000020 12.00
    Chad Reineke 2100020 3.60
    Carlos Fisher (BS,1; L,1-1) 1133321 5.40
    Andrew Brackman 1111201 6.75
    Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 22-13, Josh Judy 5-5, Sean Marshall 7-7, Chad Reineke 10-10, Carlos Fisher 21-8, Andrew Brackman 11-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 2-1, Sean Marshall 1-0, Chad Reineke 2-1, Carlos Fisher 1-0, Andrew Brackman 1-1
    Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 12, Josh Judy 3, Sean Marshall 3, Chad Reineke 6, Carlos Fisher 7, Andrew Brackman 5
    Chicago Cubs
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brett Jackson, RF2010100 .364
        Jim Adduci, RF0100100 .429
    Marlon Byrd, CF2111010 .267
        Joe Mather, CF1113000 .545
    Ian Stewart, 3B3111012 .286
        Blake DeWitt, 3B0000100 .600
    Alfonso Soriano, LF3122000 .571
        Tony Campana, LF1000011 .000
    Bryan LaHair, 1B3010001 .176
        Bobby Scales, 2B1000000 .167
    Geovany Soto, C3000012 .000
        Blake Lalli, C1111000 .375
    Darwin Barney, 2B2110000 .438
        Jeff Baker, 1B1000110 .333
    Steve Clevenger, DH1000111 .444
       a- Dave Sappelt, PH-DH0000200 .200
    Junior Lake, SS2000023 .111
        Alfredo Amezaga, SS2100002 .400
    Totals2889878  
    a-walked for Clevenger in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Ian Stewart (1, Arroyo), Darwin Barney (3, Arroyo)
    HR - Joe Mather (1, Fisher), Alfonso Soriano (4, Arroyo), Blake Lalli (1, Brackman)
    SF - Marlon Byrd (1)
    RBI - Marlon Byrd (2), Joe Mather 3 (5), Ian Stewart (1), Alfonso Soriano 2 (6), Blake Lalli (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Joe Mather 3 (3)
    SB - Blake DeWitt (1, 2nd base off Fisher/Miller)
    CS - Darwin Barney (1, 2nd base by Marshall/Hanigan)
    Team LOB - 4
    Fielding
    DP - LaHair-Lake
    Chicago Cubs
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Paul Maholm 2211011 4.50
    Jeff Samardzija (H,1) 3222030 3.00
    Lendy Castillo (H,1) 1000020 3.00
    Carlos Marmol (BS,2; W,1-1) 1233210 23.63
    Kerry Wood (H,2) 1100010 0.00
    Marcos Mateo (S,1) 1000010 9.00
    HBP - Hanigan (by Jeff Samardzija), Miller (by Carlos Marmol)
    WP - Kerry Wood (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Paul Maholm 9-9, Jeff Samardzija 18-17, Lendy Castillo 7-7, Carlos Marmol 16-7, Kerry Wood 7-6, Marcos Mateo 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Paul Maholm 4-0, Jeff Samardzija 4-2, Lendy Castillo 1-0, Kerry Wood 1-1, Marcos Mateo 1-1
    Batters Faced - Paul Maholm 7, Jeff Samardzija 12, Lendy Castillo 3, Carlos Marmol 8, Kerry Wood 4, Marcos Mateo 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 9198
    Game Time - 2:45
    Temperature - 77
    Umpires - Home - Lance Barrett, First Base - Jordan Baker, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Ted Barrett