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Cubs call Open season on Reds
Open, shut case for Cubs
The Cubs came storming out of the gates by hitting for the cycle in the first inning, capped by Matt Murton's three-run home run. Todd Walker chipped in with three hits and three RBIs for Chicago, which also plated seven runs in the sixth to run away from the Reds. Juan Pierre had three hits and scored three runs in his official Cubs debut.
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Cubs 16, Reds 7
Matt Murton is congratulated by Derrek Lee after his three-run homer in the first inning. (David Kohl/AP)
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Reds off to sluggish start
Scott Hatteberg belted a three-run homer to help close an early gap, but Aaron Harang was charged with nine runs, six earned, in five-plus innings. Adam Dunn crushed a solo homer and drove in two but struggled in left field.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
CHC
Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs 16, Cincinnati 7   CIN
Cincinnati
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
5 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 4   16 18 1
Cincinnati
1 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 0   7 11 2
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: CHC | CIN  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Reds stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF6331000.500
Walker, 2B4233010.750
Williamson, P0000000.000
Hairston, 2B11100001.000
Lee, 1B2212300.500
Ramirez, 3B4010204.250
Jones, RF2101012.000
Ohman, P0000000.000
a-Perez, PH-2B-SS3112002.333
Barrett, C5122105.400
Murton, LF5233102.600
Dempster, P0000000.000
Cedeno, SS4110013.250
Eyre, P0000000.000
b-Mabry, PH1000001.000
Howry, P0000000.000
Bynum, LF0000000.000
Zambrano, C, P2000011.000
Pagan, RF3221000.667
Totals421618157420 

a-Singled for Ohman in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Eyre in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Walker 2 (2, Harang, Harang), Barrett 2 (2, Harang, White), Lee (1, Burns).
3B: Pierre (1, Harang).
HR: Murton (1, 1st inning off Harang, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre 5; Walker 5; Hairston; Lee 2; Ramirez; Perez; Barrett 4; Murton 6; Cedeno; Pagan 2.
RBI: Walker 3 (3), Jones (1), Murton 3 (3), Pagan (1), Pierre (1), Lee 2 (2), Perez 2 (2), Barrett 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Murton 3; Barrett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zambrano, C; Jones; Cedeno; Ramirez; Murton.
S: Hairston.
SF: Jones; Lee.
GIDP: Barrett.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Lee (1, missed catch).
PB: Barrett (1).
DP: (Lee-Ramirez-Lee).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Womack, 2B2110200.500
c-Aurilia, PH-2B10110001.000
Lopez, SS4010215.250
Griffey, CF3011101.333
Dunn, LF4222013.500
Encarnacion, 3B4100135.000
Hatteberg, 1B3113211.333
Kearns, RF5120013.400
Valentin, C5010013.200
Harang, P2000021.000
Hammond, P0000000.000
Burns, P0000000.000
a-Denorfia, PH11100001.000
Belisle, P0000000.000
b-Freel, PH0000100.000
Coffey, P0000000.000
White, P0000000.000
d-Abad, PH0000100.000
Totals347117101022 

a-Doubled for Burns in the 6th. b-Walked for Belisle in the 7th. c-Hit a sacrifice fly for Womack in the 7th. d-Walked for White in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Womack (1, Zambrano, C), Kearns (1, Zambrano, C), Denorfia (1, Williamson).
HR: Hatteberg (1, 3rd inning off Zambrano, C, 2 on, 1 out), Dunn (1, 5th inning off Zambrano, C, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Womack 2; Aurilia; Lopez; Griffey; Dunn 5; Hatteberg 4; Kearns 3; Valentin; Denorfia 2.
RBI: Dunn 2 (2), Hatteberg 3 (3), Griffey (1), Aurilia (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kearns 2; Lopez 3; Valentin; Encarnacion 2; Hatteberg.
SF: Dunn; Griffey; Aurilia.
GIDP: Griffey.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Dunn (1, fielding), Encarnacion (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Encarnacion-Womack, Lopez-Womack-Hatteberg).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zambrano, C 4.27555529.64
Ohman (W, 1-0)0.10000000.00
Williamson 0.0111200--
Eyre 2.01102300.00
Howry 1.01000100.00
Dempster 1.01001100.00
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harang (L, 0-1)5.099633110.80
Hammond 0.0222000--
Burns 1.02112109.00
Belisle 1.01001000.00
Coffey 1.01000000.00
White 1.03411009.00

Harang pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.
Hammond pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Ramirez (by Burns), Ramirez (by White).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano, C 105-58, Ohman 4-2, Williamson 18-7, Eyre 37-21, Howry 12-7, Dempster 17-10, Harang 100-67, Hammond 8-6, Burns 28-17, Belisle 22-14, Coffey 10-7, White 20-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zambrano, C 6-3, Ohman 0-1, Williamson 0-0, Eyre 1-2, Howry 2-0, Dempster 2-0, Harang 5-7, Hammond 0-0, Burns 2-0, Belisle 2-1, Coffey 1-2, White 1-2.
Batters faced: Zambrano, C 25, Ohman 1, Williamson 3, Eyre 9, Howry 4, Dempster 5, Harang 27, Hammond 2, Burns 6, Belisle 5, Coffey 4, White 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Ohman 1-0, Eyre 3-1, Hammond 3-3, Burns 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 50 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 21 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:33.
Att: 42,591.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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