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MLB: Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 0

Sept. 11, 2013 at 4:01 PM

CINCINNATI, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Mike Leake and four relievers combined for a six-hit shutout Wednesday in helping the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs, who had outscored the Reds 11-1 in the first two games of the series, were seeking their first three-game series sweep in Cincinnati since May 2001.

But Leake (13-6) pitched out of trouble each inning he was on the mound in keeping Chicago off the board.

He ended up allowing four hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six.

J.J. Hoover, Alfredo Simon, Manny Parra and Sam LeCure teamed for 3 1/3 innings of two-hit relief with no walks, getting help from three double plays.

It was the 16th shutout of the year for Cincinnati, the most by a Reds team since 1973.

Chicago's Jeff Samardzija (8-12), who allowed 11 runs and 17 hits in his previous two starts, was roughed up for another eight hits and six runs in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out five.

Jay Bruce and Zack Cozart both scored on second-inning groundouts to give Cincinnati the lead. Devin Mesoraco connected for his ninth home run of the year in the fourth and Jack Hannahan added a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the sixth for the final runs. It was his first homer of the year.

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