CHICAGO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Jon Lieber suffered through his worst home start of the season Wednesday, but still recorded his 20th victory as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 13-7, on a blustery day at Wrigley Field.
Rookie catcher Corky Miller had a pair of home runs and four RBI for the Reds, who made a pair of errors and had their winning streak snapped at three games.
Lieber gave up five runs in six innings, but became the first Cubs pitcher to win 20 games since Greg Maddux in 1992. His previous career high was 12 victories last year.
Patterson, who had four hits in September, reached on a bunt that originally was scored an error, an infield single off the bag at first base and a pair of wind-blown hits down the left-field line.
The Cubs also took advantage of a dropped fly ball by Ken Griffey Jr. in center field, scoring four times in the fifth inning for a 7-5 lead.
Sosa capped a five-run seventh with a three-run blast to center, increasing his major league-leading RBI total to 154 and Chicago's lead to 13-6.
On Tuesday, Sosa became the first player in history to hit 60 home runs in three seasons, but Cincinnati eliminated Chicago from playoff contention with a 5-4 victory.