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Cubs Beat Reds 5-3

Last updated on Wednesday, August 5, 2009

(CINCINNATI, OH) - Kosuke Fukudome led off the game with a home run and Tom Gorzelanny pitched into the eight inning in his Chicago debut as the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3.

The Cubs broke the game open in the sixth when Koyie Hill hit a two run double and Gorzelanny and Fukudome followed with RBI singles.

Derrek Lee made it 6-0 Cubs with a solo homer in the seventh.

The Reds would get a run back in the eighth on a Joey Votto RBI single and Wladimir Balentien his first hit in a Cincinnati uniform with a two-run homer in the ninth.

The Reds have dropped a season-high eight games in a row.

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