MLB: Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 1

Sept. 11, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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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.

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