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Reds 5, Cubs 2

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Reds 5, Cubs 2: Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs and Homer Bailey pitched six solid innings as Cincinnati rallied to beat visiting Chicago for the second straight game.

Bailey (3-3) struck out eight and allowed two runs on five hits to win his fifth straight decision against the Cubs. Aroldis Chapman retired the side in order in the ninth for his 12th save in 14 chances.

Travis Wood (4-3) took the loss against his former team, allowing five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. Wood is winless in four starts against the Reds, who have won 19 of 24 meetings with Chicago since the start of last season.

The Cubs took a 2-0 lead in the third, when Anthony Rizzo opened the scoring with an RBI double and scored on Alfonso Soriano's single.

The Reds cut it to 2-1 on Frazier's sacrifice fly in the fourth and took control with four runs in the sixth. Frazier sparked the rally with an RBI single and Derrick Robinson pushed home the go-ahead run on a suicide squeeze while Ryan Hanigan and Cesar Izturis added RBI hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rizzo, who was 0-for-22 over the previous five games, went 3-for-3. … Reds 1B Joey Votto went 0-for-3 to snap a 12-game hitting streak, but 2B Brandon Phillips went 1-for-3 to extend his streak to 12 games. … Wood had his streak of nine straight quality starts ended. It was the longest streak to begin the season by a Cubs pitcher since Mordecai Brown in 1908.

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