Game One Hundred Fifty - Cubs 6 Reds 8 - 11 innings
WP - Nick Masset (3-5) LP - James Russell (1-6) Save - None
The Cubs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning behind a pair of two-out, two-run homers ... one by Carlos Pena (1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI) and the other by Marlon Byrd (1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBI). The Cubs loaded the bases with no outs in the third and had a chance to put the game away. Instead the Cubs failed to score, let Homer Bailey off the hook and lost the early momentum they created.
The Reds knocked Randy Wells out in the fifth and scored in four straight innings while the Cubs failed to do anything against Reds pitching. Cincinnati took a 6-4 lead into the ninth against the
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