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MLB: Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 1

May 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM

CINCINNATI, May 2 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija limited Cincinnati to a run over 7 2/3 innings while striking out seven Wednesday, carrying the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 win over the Reds.

Samardzija (3-1) allowed three hits and walked two before giving way to Rafael Dolis with two away and one on in the eighth.

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Dolis struck out the only man he faced and Carlos Marmol came on to work a perfect ninth for his second save.

The Cubs got solo homers from Bryan LaHair in the second and Ian Stewart in the fourth, both blasts coming off Bronson Arroyo (1-1). Geovany Soto singled home the final Chicago run in the sixth.

Cincinnati had won its previous two games to climb to the .500 mark.

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