MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 1

April 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM

CHICAGO, April 21 (UPI) -- Paul Maholm tossed six strong innings and the Chicago Cubs collected 14 hits Saturday in their 6-1 victory over Cincinnati, ending a six-game losing streak.

Maholm (1-2) earned his first win as a Cub following a pair of rocky starts to begin the season, taming the Reds on one run on four hits over six frames.

The left-hander, who in January signed a one-year, $4.75 million deal with Chicago, walked three and fanned five.

Starlin Castro highlighted a four-run second inning with an RBI triple while Darwin Barney went 3-for-4 with a run batted in for Chicago, which evened its three-game set with Cincinnati at Wrigley Field.

Reds starter Mike Leake (0-2) was roughed up for 10 hits in 5 2/3 frames, yielding five runs.

Brandon Phillips got Cincinnati's only RBI.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback