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Cubs Fall to Reds in Monday's Opener

Carlos Zambrano came into Monday Nights game against the Reds looking to win his 11th road start in a row. The Reds put a stop to that thanks to a seven run sixth inning in which they sent twelve men to the plate.

Things looked great for Zambrano and the Cubs after five and a half innings. They lead the Reds 4-0 and Zambrano had only allowed one hit. Then the wheels fell off for the Cubs. The key play was a flyball hit by Scott Rolen which was misplayed by Alfonso Soriano resulting in a game tying double. The Reds went on to score three more times to win the game 7-4.

Homer Bailey got the win improving his record to 3-0. Carlos Zambrano took the loss dropping his record to 4-2. Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect ninth to earn his eighth save of the season.

The Cubs will try to even up the series on Tuesday evening.