MLB: Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 1

Sept. 11, 2013 at 12:09 AM

CINCINNATI, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Edwin Jackson fired seven innings of one-run ball and socked a homer Tuesday, sending the Chicago Cubs over pennant-contending Cincinnati 9-1.

Jackson (8-15) overcame nine hits with the help of a pair of Cubs double plays en route to the victory. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and struck out four, tossing 68-of-98 pitches for strikes.

At the plate, Jackson belted his second career homer -- a solo shot in the seventh to cap the Cubs' scoring.

Welington Castillo (3-for-5) clouted two round-trippers while Donnie Murphy added a two-run shot en route to three RBI for Chicago, which rapped out 13 hits in the win -- the Cubs' second straight over the Reds.

Tony Cingrani (7-4) absorbed the loss after yielding two runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings before leaving with back spasms.

Corky Miller got the only RBI for third-place Cincinnati, which fell four games behind National League Central-leading St. Louis.

The Reds still hold a six-game lead over Washington for the final NL wild card spot.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories