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Reds overcome Soler's HR, beat Cubs 7-5

CINCINNATI (AP) Skip Schumaker drove in a pair of runs with a double and a single on Wednesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds withstood Jorge Soler's first-at-bat homer and his RBI single for a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Soler, a 22-year-old prospect from Cuba, was called up Wednesday after getting a nine-year, $30 million deal from the Cubs in 2012. He started in right field and batted fifth.

After Luis Valbuena led off the second inning with a homer off Mat Latos (5-3), Soler hit a 2-1 pitch into the Reds' bullpen in center field. The last Cub to homer in his first at-bat also did it in Cincinnati - Starlin Castro off Homer Bailey on May 7, 2010.

AVG: S. Castro.286
HR: A. Rizzo30
RBI: A. Rizzo71
SB: A. Alcantara7
W: T. Wood8
ERA: T. Wood4.72
Saves: H. Rondon22
K: T. Wood131
NL Central
Milwaukee 7359.553-
St. Louis 7161.5382
Pittsburgh 6964.5194.5
Cincinnati 6469.4819.5
Chi Cubs 5973.44714
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (28)
Runs: 496 (27)
Hits: 1070 (27)
Home Runs: 127 (8)
Stolen Bases: 52 (25)
OBP: .298 (29)
SLG: .383 (18)
Total Bases: 1718 (16)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.68 (17)
Runs Allowed: 539 (16)
Saves: 30 (25)
Strikeouts: 1076 (6)
OpBA: .242 (8)
OBP: .310 (12)
SLG: .364 (7)
Run Support: 3.75 (28)
Date Player Transactions
8/27 J. Ruggiano Placed on 15-Day DL (Sprained left ankle)
8/27 J. Soler Called Up from Minors
8/27 R. Sweeney Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
8/27 L. Watkins Called Up from Minors
8/26 S. Castro Reinstated from Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
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Date Player Status
8/26 A. Rizzo Left game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/21 E. Jackson Strained right lat (on 15-day DL)
8/9 B. Schlitter off 15-day DL
7/31 F. Doubront Strained right calf (on 15-day DL)
7/26 N. Ramirez off 15-day DL
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