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Box > Cincinnati 7, Chi Cubs 6
Well Dunn: Reds rally past Cubs
After the Cubs hit three first-inning home runs, including a moon shot by Derek Lee, to take an early lead, Kerry Wood looked to be in good shape. But the righty left with the score tied in the sixth, and the Reds plated two against the bullpen to win the series opener.
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Jason LaRue, right, and Adam Dunn both played key roles in Cincinnati's comeback win. (Al Behrman/AP)
Adam Dunn had his second multi-homer game of the year to help the Reds rally from an early four-run deficit. Jason LaRue's two-run double in the eighth pulled Cincinnati ahead and Danny Graves finished off a shaky ninth for his fifth save of the year.
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CHC
Chi Cubs (6-7)
Lost 1
Cincinnati 7, Chi Cubs 6   CIN
Cincinnati (7-5)
Won 3
April 18, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   6 12 1
Cincinnati
0 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 X   7 9 1
Standings through 4/18/05  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Reds Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, 2B-LF3010111.286
Perez, SS-2B5011014.379
Patterson, CF5131002.298
Ramirez, 3B5111003.250
Burnitz, RF5231002.283
Lee, 1B4122002.375
Hollandsworth, LF4000002.225
Leicester, P0000000.000
Barrett, C4000020.128
Wood, P3010000.167
Rusch, P0000000.000
Garciaparra, SS0100100.182
Totals3861262416 

BATTING
2B: Burnitz (4, Belisle), Wood (1, Belisle).
HR: Patterson (2, 1st inning off Belisle, 0 on, 2 out), Ramirez (3, 1st inning off Belisle, 0 on, 2 out), Lee (3, 1st inning off Belisle, 1 on, 2 out), Burnitz (2, 3rd inning off Belisle, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hairston; Perez; Patterson 6; Ramirez 4; Burnitz 7; Lee 5; Wood 2.
RBI: Patterson (6), Ramirez (9), Lee 2 (16), Burnitz (6), Perez (5).
2-out RBI: Patterson; Ramirez; Lee 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Hollandsworth; Perez; Burnitz.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hairston (1, 3rd base off Weathers/LaRue).

FIELDING
E: Barrett (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Hairston-Perez-Lee, Ramirez-Barrett).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimenez, 2B4000011.195
Griffey, CF4021020.282
Casey, 1B3010101.271
Randa, 3B3000123.357
Dunn, LF2322200.243
Pena, RF3210010.346
Aurilia, SS4112013.194
LaRue, C4012011.303
Belisle, P0000000.000
a-Cruz, PH1000000.167
Weber, P0000000.000
b-Freel, PH1110000.385
Weathers, P0000000.000
c-Kearns, PH1000001.206
Mercker, P0000000.000
d-Lopez, F, PH1000011.267
Graves, P0000000.000
Totals317974911 

a-Flied out for Belisle in the 3rd. b-Doubled for Weber in the 5th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Weathers in the 6th. d-Struck out for Mercker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Griffey (5, Wood), Freel (2, Wood), Pena (4, Wood), LaRue (2, Leicester).
HR: Dunn 2 (4, 2nd inning off Wood, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Wood, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Griffey 3; Casey; Dunn 8; Pena 2; Aurilia; LaRue 2; Freel 2.
RBI: Dunn 2 (8), Griffey (3), Aurilia 2 (5), LaRue 2 (4).
2-out RBI: LaRue 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Randa; Lopez, F.
GIDP: Casey; Aurilia.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Dunn (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Pena (Lee at 2nd base).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wood 6.08552626.38
Rusch 1.00000202.08
Leicester (L, 0-2)1.01212106.75
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Belisle 3.07551046.75
Weber 2.02000107.94
Weathers 1.01000209.00
Mercker (W, 1-0)2.00000001.50
Graves (S, 5)1.02111104.26

WP: Graves.
HBP: Pena (by Leicester), Hairston (by Weber).
Pitches-strikes: Wood 95-62, Rusch 14-10, Leicester 26-11, Belisle 55-38, Weber 25-15, Weathers 16-12, Mercker 17-12, Graves 20-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wood 5-7, Rusch 0-1, Leicester 2-0, Belisle 4-4, Weber 5-0, Weathers 1-0, Mercker 4-2, Graves 1-1.
Batters faced: Wood 27, Rusch 3, Leicester 6, Belisle 16, Weber 9, Weathers 4, Mercker 6, Graves 6.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:34.
Att: 25,349.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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