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Reds Top Cubs 2-1

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Bronson Arroyo allowed three hits and a run in seven strong innings Wednesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds cooled off the Chicago Cubs with a 2-1 victory.

Arroyo (11-10) tied a career high by issuing five walks, struck out four and was backed by two double plays in a duel with Cubs starter Ted Lilly, who held the Reds hitless the first five innings.

The loss was only the fifth in the last 22 games for the NL Central-leading Cubs.