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|Fukudome's HR Sends Cubs Past Reds
|CINCINNATI (AP) -- Kosuke Fukudome hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Bronson Arroyo, and the Chicago Cubs finally ended years of futility against the right-hander by beating the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Saturday night.
Fukudome's homer in the fifth inning sent Arroyo (14-8) to his first loss against the Cubs since 2007. Arroyo had won his last five decisions against Chicago, including his two starts this season.
Randy Wells (6-12) got a victory on his 28th birthday -- his first win since July 23. Wells limited the NL's top offense to five hits and a pair of runs in six innings, including Joey Votto's solo homer. Chicago's bullpen allowed only one hit, with Carlos Marmol pitching the ninth for his 24th save in 29 tries.
It was only Chicago's fourth win in 15 games against Cincinnati this season.
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