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Cubs drop 2 of 3 to Reds

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  • Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco front, catches the throw while Chicago Cubs' Ryan Sweeney slides safely into home plate on a single hit by Nate Schierholtz during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

      Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco front, catches the throw while Chicago Cubs' Ryan Sweeney slides safely into home plate on a single hit by Nate Schierholtz during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings at friendly Wrigley Field for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Sunday.

Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati, which took two of three this weekend from the Cubs and has won 17 of its last 19 games at Wrigley Field.

Bailey (1-1) struck out eight while allowing six hits and three walks.

The Reds have won 10 straight when Bailey faces the Cubs. He is 7-0 in his last 10 outings against Chicago and 5-0 in his past six at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs have lost six of their last seven.

Carlos Villanueva (1-4) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in 4 2-3 innings.

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