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Reds earn 5th-straight win

CINCINNATI (AP) ― Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and the Cincinnati Reds used another big inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday for their fifth straight victory.

The Reds have won 13 of their last 16 games, surging to a season-high 13 games above .500 at 31-18. It’s their best start since 1995, when they reached the NL Championship Series and got swept by Atlanta.

Cincinnati scored four times in the sixth off left-hander Travis Wood (4-3), extending its domination of the NL Central’s last-place team. Chicago has lost a season-high six consecutive games.

Homer Bailey (3-3) gave up a pair of runs in six innings to a lineup that rarely has a big inning. Aroldis Chapman had a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 14 chances, hitting 100 mph with one pitch.
Reds center fielder Choo Shin-soo makes a catch against the Cubs on Saturday. The Korean went 0 for 3 with a walk. (AFP-Yonhap News)
Reds center fielder Choo Shin-soo makes a catch against the Cubs on Saturday. The Korean went 0 for 3 with a walk. (AFP-Yonhap News)

The Reds won the first two games of the series in front of sellout crowds. They’ve dominated the Cubs lately, winning 16 of their last 18 games in the series. The Reds are 19-5 against the Cubs over the last two seasons, including 7-1 this year.

LA Dodgers 5, St. Louis 3

Minnesota 3, Detroit 2

Atlanta 7, NY Mets 5

Baltimore 6, Toronto 5

Boston 7, Cleveland 4

LA Angels 7, Kansas City 0

San Francisco 6, Colorado 5

Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2

NY Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3

Chicago White Sox 2, Miami 1

Oakland 11, Houston 5

Philadelphia 5, Washington 3

Atlanta 6, NY Mets 0

Texas 5, Seattle 2

San Diego 10, Arizona 4
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