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Reds score three in 13th to get by Cubs

11:06 PM, Apr 22, 2013   |    comments
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Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cesar Izturis capped a three-run rally in the 13th inning with the game-winning RBI single, and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, in a marathon 4-hour, 35-minute affair Monday at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago's Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer off Reds reliever Alfredo Simon (2-1) in the top half of the inning to put the Cubs ahead, but Cincinnati drew even on Jay Bruce's two-run double.

Two batters later, Izturis ripped a liner off Michael Bowden (0-1), and it sailed just past the reach of shortstop Starlin Castro to send the Reds to their seventh win in eight games.

Bruce added his first home run of the season earlier in the contest and Jack Hannahan provided a pinch-hit RBI triple.

Castro had an RBI single and extended his hitting streak to 14 games, but was just 1-for-6 and lined out with the bases loaded in the 11th. Nate Schierholtz had three hits in the Cubs' seventh loss in eight tries.

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