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Cubs slip past Reds

Carlos Zambrano gave his Chicago Cubs a boost at the plate with a game-winning home run Friday night, as they defeated the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park.

The Cubs won this game as -130 favorites, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (9).

Mike Fontenot drove in the other run for the Cubs, and Zambrano improved to 4-2 with the victory.

Brandon Phillips tripled to drive in the only run for the Reds. Micah Owings surrendered five hits and two runs over six innings in the loss.