Castillo homers twice as Cubs rout Reds 9-1

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CINCINNATI Welington Castillo drove in three runs with two home runs, Donnie Murphy added a two-run shot and even pitcher Edwin Jackson smacked one as the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 9-1 victory over the suddenly punchless Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Jackson hit his second career home run in the seventh inning on his way to his first win in seven starts since July 31. The Reds - who went into the game third in the NL Central, two games behind first-place St. Louis - saw their streak of consecutive scoreless innings reach 15 since a walkoff win over Los Angeles on Sunday. Then Zack Cozart and pinch-hitter Corky Miller hit consecutive doubles with one out in the seventh.

Jackson (8-15) allowed nine hits and one run with four strikeouts in seven innings.

The Cubs earned consecutive wins over Cincinnati for the first time since 2011.


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