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Article posted: 5/23/2013 7:44 PM

Cubs scouting report

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Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park

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Pitching matchups: The Cubs' Scott Feldman (4-3) vs. Bronson Arroyo (4-4) Friday at 6:10 p.m.; Travis Wood (4-2) vs. Homer Bailey (2-3) Saturday at 3:10 p.m.; Matt Garza (0-0) vs. Johnny Cueto (2-0) Sunday at 12:10 p.m.

At a glance: The Cubs are 1-5 against the Reds this year. They lost two of three in Cincinnati April 22-24. The Reds (29-18) are 1½ games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central. Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo are 1-2 in the NL in walk percentage. Votto has a hitting line of .358/.484/.545 with 7 homers and 41 walks. Choo is at .300/.449/.535 with 9 homers and 34 walks. The Reds are second in the NL in runs scored and first in walks and on-base percentage. The Cubs entered Thursday's loss at Pittsburgh 11th in runs, 12th in OBP and last in walks. They also fell to 10 games under .500 (18-28) for the first time this year.

Next: White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Monday-Tuesday

-- Bruce Miles

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