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Reds defeated at Wrigley Field 8-4


The Reds run of great starting pitching hit a bump Saturday at Wrigley Field in an 8-4 loss to the Cubs.

Tony Cingrani gave up three earned runs in five innings pitched and the Reds staff allowed three home runs to a Cubs offense which had scored only one run since last weekend.

The loss drops the Reds to 7-10 on the season, but Cincinnati can still win the series Sunday and have won 16 of the last 18 at Wrigley.

"I don't know, I think that you have that winning streak a lot of things go right and go your way," said Bryan Price.  "We've had some games where we scored a lot of runs and gave up a lot of runs and we had some battles into extra innings.  There have been a million types of games the last few years here and believe me we don't take it for granted."

Relief pitchers Logan Ondrusek and Nick Christiani combined to give up five of Chicago's runs in the middle innings. 

Brandon Phillips did play the day after leaving Friday's game with back spasms.  Ryan Ludwick sat Saturday's game after fouling a pitch off his left big toe on Friday.

The Reds did activate Sean Marshall from the disabled list before Saturday's game and optioned relief pitcher Curtis Partch to AAA Louisville.

Billy Hamilton and Jay Bruce each banged out three hits for the Reds offense. 

Homer Bailey will start for the Reds on Sunday.

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