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Cubs 2, Reds 0

Cubs 2, Reds 0: Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena homered while Travis Wood beat his former team for the first time in seven tries as visiting Chicago snapped Cincinnati's four-game winning streak. Wood (9-11) struck out seven and scattered six hits over seven scoreless frames without issuing a walk as the Cubs won for only the ninth time in their last 27 contests. Pedro Strop worked around a leadoff walk in the eighth and Kevin Gregg pitched around a one-out double in the ninth for his 31st save.

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LHP Travis Wood (8-11, 3.17 ERA) makes his 29th start of the season and 12th on the road Monday in the opener of a three-game series in Cincinnati. He is 0-4 all-time against the Reds and 0-3 this season in four starts. Wood suffered the loss in the Cubs' 4-3 loss Sept. 2 against Miami, allowing four runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out three in seven innings.

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LHP Travis Wood (8-11, 3.17 ERA) makes his 29th start of the season and 12th on the road Monday in the opener of a three-game series in Cincinnati. He is 0-4 all-time against the Reds and 0-3 this season in four starts. Wood suffered the loss in the Cubs' 4-3 loss Sept. 2 against Miami, allowing four runs on nine hits while walking two and striking out three in seven innings.

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RHP Jake Arrieta earned his second victory and third quality start with the Cubs, allowing one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. In five starts with the Cubs, Arrieta is holding opponents to a .178 batting average with 21 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings. LHP Travis Wood (8-10, 3.09 ERA) takes on the Marlins in the series opener Monday afternoon. Wood has made 27 starts on the season, 21 of which have been quality starts. Wood has struggled in his three career starts against the Marlins, posting a 1-2 record with a 10.93 ERA.

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RHP Jake Arrieta earned his second victory and third quality start with the Cubs, allowing one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. In five starts with the Cubs, Arrieta is holding opponents to a .178 batting average with 21 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings. LHP Travis Wood (8-10, 3.09 ERA) takes on the Marlins in the series opener Monday afternoon. Wood has made 27 starts on the season, 21 of which have been quality starts. Wood has struggled in his three career starts against the Marlins, posting a 1-2 record with a 10.93 ERA.

Preview: Nationals at Cubs

Perhaps no pitchers in the National League know tough luck better than the Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and the Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood, who will square off in the finale of a four-game series Thursday in Chicago. The Nationals have won the past two nights after being routed in the opener. Thursday's contest will serve as the rubber match for the season series, which is knotted at 3-3.

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LHP Travis Wood slipped to 7-10 with a loss on Saturday to the St. Louis Cardinals. He gave up four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings, falling to 1-2 in four starts against the Cardinals. Wood tied a career high by hitting two batters. He was also 1-for-2 and his 13 hits this season rank second in the major leagues among pitchers behind the Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke (15 hits).

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LHP Travis Wood slipped to 7-10 with a loss on Saturday to the St. Louis Cardinals. He gave up four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings, falling to 1-2 in four starts against the Cardinals. Wood tied a career high by hitting two batters. He was also 1-for-2 and his 13 hits this season rank second in the major leagues among pitchers behind the Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke (15 hits).

Cardinals battery leads way to shutout of Cubs

Cardinals battery leads way to shutout of Cubs CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Cardinals are happy to have Yadier Molina back, not only for what he does at the plate but also behind it. Molina, playing just his second game since returning from the 15-day disabled list, went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run as the Cardinals blanked the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Reds 2, Cubs 0

Reds 2, Cubs 0: Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer and Mat Latos pitched eight strong innings as visiting Cincinnati beat Chicago in the opener of their three-game series. Latos (12-3) struck out nine and allowed six hits without issuing a walk as he outdueled Travis Wood. The right-hander won his fourth consecutive decision as the Reds moved six games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the race for the National League’s second wild-card berth.
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