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Reds earn 10,000th franchise win

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CHICAGO -- The Cincinnati Reds used a lot of little hits to achieve a very big milestone.

Cincinnati rapped out 12 hits -- nine singles -- and cruised to a 9-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday for the 10,000th win in franchise history.

"When you look at 30 different teams and being one of six, it's a pretty cool thing," said outfielder Drew Stubbs. "To be a part of it is pretty special."

Harsh winds and chilly temperatures didn't slow Cincinnati's offense. Stubbs drove in three runs for the Reds, who joined the Cubs, Giants, Dodgers, Braves and Cardinals as the only teams to reach the 10,000 win plateau.

The Cubs dropped their sixth straight and fell to 3-11 on the year.

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Winds were blowing in, gusting up to 27 mph, and the game-time temperature was 35 degrees with the wind chill.

Chris Volstad (0-2) labored through a four-run, 41-pitch first inning. He gave up run-scoring singles to Joey Votto and Chris Heisey, and an RBI-groundout to Willie Harris as the Reds batted around for the first time this season.

"It breeds confidence the more hits you get," said Reds manager Dusty Baker. "So it was good for us to get those hits."

Starlin Castro and Marlon Byrd didn't help Volstad by committing errors in the inning, but only one of the runs was unearned.

Fielding woes were contagious as Heisey was unable to haul in Castro's fly ball in the third inning, which led to two unearned runs. The teams combined to make five errors.

The Reds tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth on Stubbs' double into the right-field corner. He finished with three hits and two stolen bases.

"I stayed on every pitch," said Stubbs. "Leading up to that I had been kind of pulling off of some sliders, especially, but I got a lot of them today and was able to drive one to right field."

Homer Bailey (1-2) pitched seven solid innings for his first victory of the year. He allowed four runs, but only one was earned. Bailey struck out two and walked none. He also drove in a run with a groundout in the sixth.

"Especially with the wind, it's here it is, hit it as hard as you can," said Bailey. "It's probably not going to go anywhere."

The Cubs sent several balls into the teeth of the wind, blowing in from left field, including Castro's third-inning fly ball and a ninth-inning blast off the bat of Geovany Soto. But none went beyond the warning track.

"This park plays like polar opposites, as different as any park I've ever seen," said Stubbs. "When the wind's blowing out, it's hard to keep the ball in the yard. When the win's blowing in, you can give it all you got."

"You try to stay more on top of the ball, hit more line drives because anything in the air is going to get held up."

Volstad gave up six runs, five earned, on seven hits over five innings. He was lifted for pinch-hitter Blake DeWitt in the fifth. DeWitt doubled and came around to score on Darwin Barney's groundout to cut the Reds' lead to 6-3.

"[The first inning] put me in a huge hole, put the team in a big hole," said Volstad. "That's not the momentum you want to put the team in right off the bat."

The Reds added a run in the eighth inning on Stubbs' single to score Devin Mesoraco, and on a ninth-inning pinch-hit triple by Todd Frazier.

Mesoraco finished 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

Aroldis Chapman struck out a pair in a scoreless eighth, and Jose Arredondo pitched a flawless ninth to close the door.

Bryan LaHair had two more hits for the Cubs. He's batting .375 on the year and has a base hit in every game he's started.

Notes

The Cubs placed RHP Kerry Wood (right shoulder fatigue) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled LHP Scott Maine from Triple-A Iowa. Brandon Phillips was held out of the lineup due to the cold weather and lingering hamstring soreness. Ryan Dempster (strained right quad) is questionable for his start on Sunday. RHP Randy Wells will be recalled from Iowa if Dempster is unable to go.. Paul Maholm takes the mound for the Cubs on Saturday in the second game of the series against Mike Leake. Both are in search of their first win of the season.

 
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Joey Votto connects for an RBI single as the Reds defeat the Cubs for the franchise's 10,000th win. (US Presswire)
Joey Votto connects for an RBI single as the Reds defeat the Cubs for the franchise's 10,000th win. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
Cincinnati

D. Stubbs
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 3
Chicago

B. LaHair
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Zack Cozart, SS4110121 .283
Drew Stubbs, CF5133001 .264
Joey Votto, 1B4111103 .286
Jay Bruce, RF5220011 .232
Scott Rolen, 3B3100211 .159
Chris Heisey, LF5012002 .207
Willie Harris, 2B4111010 .087
    Aroldis Chapman, P0000000 .000
   a- Todd Frazier, PH1011000 .200
    Jose Arredondo, P0000000 .000
Devin Mesoraco, C3220211 .350
Homer Bailey, P3001023 .000
   b- Wilson Valdez, PH-2B1000001 .200
Totals38912968  
a-tripled for Chapman in the 9th
b-fouled out for Bailey in the 8th
Batting
2B - Drew Stubbs (1, Volstad), Willie Harris (2, Camp)
3B - Todd Frazier (1, Dolis)
RBI - Drew Stubbs 3 (5), Joey Votto (8), Chris Heisey 2 (4), Willie Harris (1), Todd Frazier (1), Homer Bailey (1)
2-OUT RBI - Drew Stubbs 3 (4), Todd Frazier (1)
SB - Drew Stubbs 2 (3, 3rd base off Volstad/Soto, 2nd base off L. Castillo/Soto), Jay Bruce (1, 2nd base off Volstad/Soto)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
PB - Devin Mesoraco (1)
E - Zack Cozart (1, Throwing), Chris Heisey (1, Dropped fly)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Homer Bailey (W,1-2) 7541020 3.86
Aroldis Chapman 1000020 0.00
Jose Arredondo 1000010 3.86
Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 108-71, Aroldis Chapman 14-10, Jose Arredondo 11-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 11-10, Aroldis Chapman 1-0
Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 28, Aroldis Chapman 3, Jose Arredondo 3
Chicago Cubs
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
David DeJesus, RF4110001 .250
Darwin Barney, 2B4001010 .264
Starlin Castro, SS4110000 .352
Bryan LaHair, 1B4121022 .375
Alfonso Soriano, LF4001013 .229
Ian Stewart, 3B4000000 .213
Geovany Soto, C4000000 .150
Marlon Byrd, CF3000000 .070
Chris Volstad, P1000000 .000
   a- Blake DeWitt, PH1110000 .154
    Shawn Camp, P0000000 .000
    Scott Maine, P0000000 .000
   b- Joe Mather, PH1000010 .167
    Lendy Castillo, P0000000 .000
    Rafael Dolis, P0000000 .000
Totals3445305  
a-doubled for Volstad in the 5th
b-struck out for Maine in the 7th
Batting
2B - Bryan LaHair (4, Bailey), Blake DeWitt (1, Bailey)
RBI - Darwin Barney (6), Bryan LaHair (7), Alfonso Soriano (8)
2-OUT RBI - Bryan LaHair (1)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Castro-LaHair, Castro-Barney-LaHair
E - Marlon Byrd (1, Misplayed grounder), Starlin Castro (5, Missed catch of throw), Bryan LaHair (1, Misplayed grounder)
Chicago Cubs
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Volstad (L,0-2) 5765240 6.19
Shawn Camp 1211010 5.19
Scott Maine 1000120 0.00
Lendy Castillo 1111200 7.94
Rafael Dolis 1211110 5.14
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Volstad 90-61, Shawn Camp 14-10, Scott Maine 17-10, Lendy Castillo 22-10, Rafael Dolis 17-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Volstad 5-6, Shawn Camp 1-1, Rafael Dolis 1-0
Batters Faced - Chris Volstad 24, Shawn Camp 5, Scott Maine 4, Lendy Castillo 6, Rafael Dolis 5
Game Information
Attendance - 37782
Game Time - 2:52
Temperature - 42
Umpires - Home - Lance Barrett, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Jerry Meals