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Nate Schierholtz's homer powers Cubs past Reds 9-0

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  • Chicago Cubs' Nate Schierholtz (19) is greeted at the dugout after his two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in a spring training exhibition baseball game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz.

      Chicago Cubs' Nate Schierholtz (19) is greeted at the dugout after his two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in a spring training exhibition baseball game Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Goodyear, Ariz.
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer and made a diving catch for the Chicago Cubs in their 9-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

Schierholtz's drive off Alfredo Simon followed a walk to Donnie Murphy in the first inning. Schierholtz also singled and scored in the third. Ryan Kalish singled and scored twice for the Cubs.

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Billy Hamilton walked leading off the game against Jason Hammel, who was making his first Cactus League start for the Cubs. The speedster stole second and third to give him six steals this spring.

Joey Votto doubled twice and walked in three trips for the Reds.

Schierholtz turned in a diving grab in right field to rob Kristopher Negron of a hit.

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