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Byrd Only Cub On All-Star Team; Rest Of Team Gets Blasted 14-3 By Reds

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Marlon Byrd was named a reserve outfielder on the National League All-Star team today, the only Cub named to the team. He singled and scored a run; Tyler Colvin hit a pair of homers, but the rest of the team’s performance was pretty weak. Here’s the rest of the game recap from Sports Network.

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Drew Stubbs hit a career-high three home runs and Paul Janish homered and drove in a career-high three runs as Cincinnati belted seven long balls in a 14-3 triumph over Chicago to finish off a four- game series at Wrigley Field.

Janish finished with a career-best four hits and scored three times, while Orlando Cabrera collected three hits and scored three times for the visitors, who took three out of four in the set.

Mike Leake (6-1) went six innings to grab the win, allowing three runs on eight hits, while walking one and fanning five for Cincinnati, which outscored the Cubs 30-8 over the last four days.

Ted Lilly (3-7) suffered the loss after allowing a career-high nine runs on 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out three for the Cubs, who have lost four of five. Tyler Colvin hit a pair of home runs in a losing cause for his first career multi-homer game.

Colvin’s two-run home run in the second inning put the Cubs on top before Stubbs’ solo shot in the next half inning cut the lead to one.

Cabrera started the fourth with a single and advanced on a bunt base hit by Janish. Both runners scored one out later to give the Reds the lead for good when Ramon Hernandez tripled to right-center field. Lilly worked out of further trouble by striking out Jay Bruce and getting Miguel Cairo to ground out.

Janish, taking over for first baseman Joey Votto, who was ejected in the first inning after arguing a called third strike, then blasted a two-run shot to left in the sixth to give the visitors a 5-2 cushion.

Colvin struck again leading off the home half as he slammed a home run into the basket just above the wall in left-center field to trim the lead to 5-3.

The visitors, who posted nine runs in the seventh inning Friday’s game, then blew the game open by producing eight runs in the seventh after the first two hitters were retired. Phillips, named to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career earlier in the day, started the surge with a solo poke to left to push the lead back to three. Cabrera then doubled and came in to score on a base hit into centerfield by Janish. Lilly committed a balk that moved Janish to second and then served up a line drive home run to Jonny Gomes that tucked itself just inside the left field foul pole to make it 9-3 and knock the Cubs’ southpaw out of the game.

Jeff Stevens came on to replace Lilly and was taken out of the yard by Corky Miller, the first batter he faced. The right-hander walked the next two hitters before Stubbs clubbed a three-run shot the other way to right-center field to cap off the rally and give him his first career multi-homer game.

Andrew Cashner took the mound for the Cubs in the ninth and gave up Stubb’s third long ball, a solo blast to left that gave him a career-best five runs batted in.

Votto had his streak of reaching base with a hit or a walk came to an end at 41 games..It was the longest for a Reds player since Pete Rose reached in 48 straight games between June 12-August 2, 1978…Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez was not in Sunday’s lineup due to a left thumb injury…Miller came in to pinch-hit for Hernandez in the sixth inning and stayed in the game to catch…The Reds lead the season series, 7-3…The last time Cincinnati was 12 games over .500 was June 8, 2006 when it was 36-24…Phillips has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games…Third baseman Scott Rolen and reliever Arthur Rhodes were also selected to the All-Star team, marking the first time the Reds have had more than the minimum one player on the squad since 2004. Lilly is 2-7 in 12 career starts against the Reds…It was the 12th time he has allowed three or more long balls in a game…Chicago has scored three or fewer runs in 13 of its’ last 15 contests…The Cubs have lost 10 of their last 11 series.