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Leake And Four Relievers Shutout Cubs

Last updated on Thursday, September 12, 2013

(Cincinnati, OH) - Mike Leake and four relievers combined on a six-hit shutout as the Cincinnati Reds blanked the Chicago Cubs 6-0.

The Reds scored twice off Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija in the second on RBI groundouts from Xavier Paul and Zach Cozart.

Devon Mesoraco hit a solo homer off Samardzija in the fourth and pinch-hitter Jack Hannahan chased Samardzija with a three-run blast in the sixth.

Leake allowed four hits over five and two-thirds innings to improve to 13-6 as Cincinnati avoids being swept at home in the three-game series.

Samardzija falls to 8-12.

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