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Cubs rally past Reds in 10th
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 11:00 AM
CINCINNATI (AP) - Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth inning before Darwin Barney hit his first homer in the 10th inning Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Chicago ended its four-game losing streak after blowing a late lead for the second straight day. The Cubs let a two-run lead get away in the 13th inning of a 5-4 loss Monday night.
Barney connected off left-hander Manny Parra (0-1), and Dave Sappelt added an RBI single.
Marmol (2-1), who lost the closer's job, came on with a runner on second and one out in the ninth to face Joey Votto, who was 1 for 15 in his career off the reliever with nine strikeouts. Votto singled up the middle to tie it.
The Reds lost for only the second time in nine games on a homestand that concludes today. Long games are their norm - they've already gone extra innings five times at Great American Ball Park and had another game suspended overnight by rain.
Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton said his right hand - hit by a line drive on Monday - had recovered and he was available to pitch.
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