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Brawn-son lifts fired-up Reds
Trifecta stops just short
The Cubs received two-run homers from Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee and John Mabry, but it wasn't enough to catch the Reds. Glendon Rusch went just four innings, allowing four runs on six hits, and Jerome Williams allowed three runs in relief.
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Reds 8, Cubs 6
Bronson Arroyo tips his cap to a cheering Cincinnati crowd as he exits his Reds debut. (Tom Uhlman/AP)
Series at a glance:
Big days for Arroyo, Junior
In his Reds debut, Bronson Arroyo clubbed his first career home run and fanned seven Cubs in 6 2/3 solid innings. Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 537th career dinger, passing Mickey Mantle to take over sole possession of 12th on the all-time list, and Rich Aurilia added a two-run shot and an RBI single.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 05, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs
Cincinnati 8, Chi Cubs 6   CIN
Cincinnati
April 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0   6 7 1
Cincinnati
1 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 X   8 9 1
Standings thru 4/5/06  |  Recap: CHC | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Reds stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4110010.400
Walker, 2B4110001.500
Eyre, P0000000.000
Lee, 1B4112011.333
Ramirez, 3B4112000.250
Jones, J, RF4000010.000
Barrett, C4000010.222
Murton, LF4000000.333
Cedeno, SS3120010.429
Rusch, P1000011.000
a-Bynum, PH1000010.000
Williams, J, P0000000.000
Ohman, P0000000.000
b-Mabry, PH1112000.500
Williamson, S, P0000000.000
Hairston, 2B00000001.000
Totals34676073 

a-Struck out for Rusch in the 5th. b-Homered for Ohman in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Pierre (1, Arroyo), Cedeno (1, Arroyo).
HR: Ramirez (1, 1st inning off Arroyo, 1 on, 2 out), Lee (1, 6th inning off Arroyo, 1 on, 1 out), Mabry (1, 7th inning off Mercker, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Walker; Lee 4; Ramirez 4; Cedeno 3; Mabry 4.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (2), Lee 2 (4), Mabry 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2; Mabry 2.
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
E: Barrett (1, throw).
PB: Barrett (2).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, 2B3310203.333
Lopez, SS5001004.111
Griffey, CF5111012.250
Aurilia, 1B4123000.600
Mercker, P0000000.000
Coffey, P0000000.000
Weathers, P0000000.000
Dunn, LF3120101.571
Encarnacion, 3B4110012.125
Kearns, RF3010101.375
Ross, C3001022.000
Arroyo, P11111001.000
Hatteberg, 1B0000100.333
Totals318976415 

BATTING
2B: Freel (1, Rusch), Encarnacion (1, Williams, J), Dunn (1, Williamson, S).
HR: Arroyo (1, 3rd inning off Rusch, 0 on, 0 out), Aurilia (1, 3rd inning off Rusch, 1 on, 2 out), Griffey (1, 5th inning off Williams, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Freel 2; Griffey 4; Aurilia 5; Dunn 3; Encarnacion 2; Kearns; Arroyo 4.
RBI: Aurilia 3 (4), Arroyo (1), Griffey (2), Ross (1), Lopez (1).
2-out RBI: Aurilia 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez; Freel 2; Ross.
S: Arroyo.
SF: Ross.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Freel 3 (3, 2nd base off Rusch/Barrett, 2nd base off Eyre/Barrett, 3rd base off Rusch/Barrett).

FIELDING
E: Ross (1, fielding).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rusch (L, 0-1)4.06442229.00
Williams, J 1.023230118.00
Ohman 1.00000000.00
Williamson, S 1.11101206.75
Eyre 0.20000000.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo (W, 1-0)6.26530724.05
Mercker (H, 1)0.211100113.50
Coffey (H, 1)0.20000000.00
Weathers (S, 1)1.00000000.00

IBB: Kearns (by Williams, J).
Pitches-strikes: Rusch 85-46, Williams, J 28-12, Ohman 7-4, Williamson, S 24-13, Eyre 8-5, Arroyo 103-75, Mercker 13-7, Coffey 3-3, Weathers 8-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rusch 5-5, Williams, J 1-2, Ohman 0-3, Williamson, S 2-0, Eyre 2-0, Arroyo 6-7, Mercker 1-1, Coffey 0-2, Weathers 2-1.
Batters faced: Rusch 20, Williams, J 8, Ohman 3, Williamson, S 6, Eyre 2, Arroyo 26, Mercker 3, Coffey 2, Weathers 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 1-1, Mercker 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 54 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 27,287.

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