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Fri April 20, 2012
Cincinnati Reds Reach Milestone Of 10,000 Wins
CHICAGO -- Cincinnati batted around in the first inning and cruised to a 9-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday for the 10,000th win in franchise history.
Harsh winds and chilly temperatures didn't slow down Cincinnati's offense as Drew Stubbs drove in three runs for the Reds, who joined the Cubs, Giants, Dodgers, Braves and Cardinals as the only teams to reach the 10,000 win plateau. The Cubs dropped their sixth straight and fell to 3-11 on the year.
Winds were blowing in, gusting up to 27 mph, and the game-time temperature was 35 degrees with the wind chill. Chris Volstad (0-2) labored through a four-run, 41-pitch first inning. He gave up run-scoring singles to Joey Votto and Chris Heisey, and an RBI-groundout to Willie Harris as the Reds batted around for the first time this season.
Homer Bailey (1-2) pitched seven solid innings for his first victory of the year. He allowed four runs, but only one was earned. Bailey struck out two and walked none. He also drove in a run with a groundout in the sixth.
Aroldis Chapman struck out a pair in a scoreless eighth, and Jose Arredondo pitched a flawless ninth to close the door.
The Reds and Cubs play again Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.