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|Wells Takes No-Hitter Into 7th, Cubs Beat Reds
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Randy Wells took a no-hitter into the seventh inning to end his long losing streak and Geovany Soto hit a two-run double as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Saturday despite stranding 17 runners.
Wells' no-hit bid was broken up by Chris Heisey's leadoff single on an 0-1 pitch in the seventh. Joey Votto also singled but the right-hander escaped a jam with the help of a baserunning blunder by Heisey.
With runners at second and third, Wells struck out Jay Bruce and retired Ramon Hernandez on a grounder.
Chicago won for just the fifth time in 15 games. The Elias Sports Bureau said the 17 runners left on base were the most by the Cubs since at least 1920.
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