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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- An error that let in a run, a two-run homer that turned things around. Jabari Parker Bucks Jersey . Jay Bruces introduction to first base ended up being a big hit. Bruce played first base for the first time since high school and committed an error that let in an unearned run Monday night, but later homered to help the Cincinnati Reds rally for a 9-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a five-game series. "I ended up falling back on being a baseball player," Bruce said. "In the end, I drove in more than I let in. It was definitely fun. I felt bad about missing that ball. That was a tough play, but its a play I expect to make and should make." Billy Hamilton drove in a career-high four runs with a single and a bases-loaded triple. The Reds have won 11 of their last 16 games despite getting little production from injured first baseman Joey Votto, who had another test on his troublesome left thigh on Monday. The Reds were awaiting results before deciding whether to put him back on the disabled list. Mike Leake (7-7) gave up a two-run homer to Anthony Rizzo and an unearned run off Bruces error during seven innings. Leake is 8-2 in his career against Chicago, including 4-0 in his last four starts with a 1.71 ERA. After Bruces error let in a run that tied it 1-all in the fifth, he singled and scored on Devin Mesoracos double off Edwin Jackson (5-9). Bruce hit a two-run homer off left-hander James Russell in the seventh. Hamilton tripled home the three runs in the eighth. Chris Coghlan had four hits for the Cubs, who stranded six runners in scoring position. They had a runner thrown out at the plate in the sixth when Skip Schumaker -- filling Bruces spot in right field -- nailed Welington Castillo as he tagged from third on a fly ball. Votto, the NLs MVP in 2010, has missed the last two games with a strained muscle above his left knee, an injury that sidelined him for 23 games starting in May. Hes batting only .250 with no homers since his return. Bruce volunteered to move to first base to help the short-handed Reds, who have no experienced backup at the position. He was on the field four hours before the game taking grounders and getting tips on how to cover the base in various situations. "It was an experience, but one I hope I dont have to prolong," said Bruce, who expects to play first base occasionally. Bruce made a couple of nice plays on ground balls and plucked a low pickoff throw out of the dirt. His first error in the infield helped the Cubs tie it 1-all in the fifth. "I thought he did a good job," Leake said. "Its not easy for an outfielder to come in and play the infield like that." With two outs, Coghlan singled and went to third on Justin Ruggianos single. Bruce reacted slowly to Rizzos grounder toward the line, and it tipped off his glove for an error. "I thought he did a terrific job," manager Bryan Price said. "There was that one tough play that I didnt think was an error. I dont know if it was an error or not, but thats how they scored it. In the end, he just played the position and just did a terrific job." Bruces homer was his second in two days and his 49th off a lefty in the last five seasons, the most by any batter in the majors. NOTES: The game was delayed by rain for 21 minutes in the middle of the third inning. ... The teams play a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, the first game making up for a rainout on April 28. The Cubs will go with LHP Travis Wood (7-6) and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0). Cincinnati will use Johnny Cueto (8-6) and LHP David Holmberg (0-0). ... Its the first time the Cubs and Reds have played a five-game series since 1999. ... Former Nasty Boys relievers Rob Dibble, Norm Charlton and Randy Myers threw ceremonial pitches. Dibble had some history with the Cubs, plunking Doug Dascenzo in the back of the legs after his squeeze bunt during a game at Wrigley Field in 1991. Matthew Dellavedova Bucks Jersey . Lisicki beat South African Chanelle Scheepers by a 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) margin. Next up for the Wimbledon runner-up will be Slovenian Polona Hercog, who outlasted Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks Jersey .C. -- Ryan Sproul scored the winner late in double overtime to lift the Grand Rapids Griffins to a 2-1 win over the Abbotsford Heat on Friday in Game 1 of their American Hockey League playoff series.The Alumni Showdown between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on New Years Eve now has some added star power. Former Red Wings captain and current Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has added his name to the list of players taking to the ice in the exhibition game at Comerica Park in Detroit. On New Years Day, the current Red Wings host the Maple Leafs in the Winter Classic at thee Big House on the campus of the University of Michigan. Greg Monroe Jersey. Yzerman played 22 seasons in the NHL, all with the Red Wings, scoring 692 goals and adding 1,063 assists for 1,755 points. The Peterborough Petes product was drafted fouth overall by the Red Wings in the 1983 NHL Draft and led the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup titles. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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