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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Dusty Baker doesnt like the suicide squeeze bunt -- too many things can go wrong. Fake Air Max 270 Cheap . The way things are going for the Cincinnati Reds these days, he neednt worry. The Reds used another big inning -- one featuring a perfectly executed squeeze -- to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Sunday for their fifth win in a row. Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and Derrick Robinson pulled off the bunt that put the Reds ahead to stay. "Just an outstanding inning," Baker said. Just one inning to an outstanding start. The Reds have won 13 of their last 16 games, surging to 31-18. Its their best start since 1995, when they reached the NL championship series and got swept by Atlanta. "This team has some big boys, veterans out on the field, and their pitching is some of the best in baseball," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "Its tough to score on them. Were in all the games, but you cant add on or score on their bullpen." Cincinnati scored four times in the sixth off left-hander Travis Wood (4-3), extending its domination of the NL Centrals last-place team. Chicago has lost a season-high six straight games. Homer Bailey (3-3) gave up a pair of runs in six innings to a lineup that rarely has a big inning. Aroldis Chapman had a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 14 chances, hitting 100 mph with one pitch that sailed to the backstop. The Reds won the first two games of the series in front of sell-out crowds. Theyve dominated the Cubs lately, winning 16 of their last 18 games in the series. The Reds are 19-5 against the Cubs over the last two seasons, including 7-1 this year. Cincinnati won the series opener 7-4 on Friday with a five-run fourth inning that featured Ryan Hanigans three-run homer. The catcher doubled home a run during Cincinnatis four-run sixth inning on Saturday. The Reds didnt need any homers to pull away. Instead, they sent nine batters to the plate to stop Woods impressive streak. The left-hander had nine quality starts to open the season, the best such streak by a Cubs pitcher since Mordecai Brown had 11 in 1908, the last time they won the World Series. Fraziers RBI single tied it at 2, and the Reds pulled off that suicide squeeze to take the lead. Brandon Phillips was on third when Robinson swung at the first pitch but failed to put the ball in play, then got the sign for the bunt. "Thats part of my game," said Robinson, who practices it every day. "I was kind of expecting it. Wed talked about it in the past. That was the perfect situation for it there." Baker thought so, too. "Im not crazy about it," the manager said. "Its taking a heck of a chance. A lot of bad stuff can happen. He executed it perfectly. Brandon left on time." The run put Bailey in line for the win. Hanigans double made it 4-2, and Cesar Izturis drove him home with a pinch-hit single. "We have a good offence," said Bailey, who gave up five hits and two runs in six innings. "They picked me up today. Theyll do that more times than not. I didnt think they were going to hold us to two runs." Phillips had a single that extended his streak to 12 games. Joey Votto went 0 for 3, ending his season-best streak at 12 games. Anthony Rizzo snapped an 0-for-22 slump with an RBI double in the second inning, slapping his hands when he reached second base. Rizzo scored on Alfonso Sorianos single for a 2-0 lead. The Reds traded Wood to the Cubs in December 2011 as part of a package for reliever Sean Marshall, who went on the disabled list with a sore shoulder before the start of the series. The 26-year-old Wood finished last season strong and had kept it up. He couldnt beat his former team, falling to 0-2 in four starts against the Reds. The Reds got a scare in the second inning when right fielder Jay Bruce and centre fielder Shin-Soo Choo banged shoulders and fell to the warning track while chasing Welington Castillos fly ball. Choo caught it and held on, and neither player was hurt. NOTES: The Reds went 31-17 in 1995. ... Cincinnatis Johnny Cueto makes his second start since returning from the DL in the series finale Sunday. Hell face Matt Garza, also making his second start since returning from the DL. ... Rizzo also singled to centre in the fifth, but Choo threw him out as he tried to stretch it to a double. ... The Reds had homered in each of their last nine games. ... The Cubs ended their streak of four straight games with an error. Cheap Air Max 97 China . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. Fake Yeezy Boost 700 Cheap . -- Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was selected Monday to his second straight Pro Bowl, while guard Kyle Long made it after a solid rookie season. . PETERSBURG, Fla. PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell had good reason for being unable to answer questions about winning his 200th game.I didnt know about that, said Pikiell after Rutgers beat Central Connecticut 79-37 on Tuesday night. Im just worried about the next one.The next one is at Stony Brook, where Pikiell spent his previous 11 seasons and led the Seawolves to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Hes not getting nostalgic about it.I dont spend a lot of time thinking about those things, he said. I want to start breaking down tape and get these guys ready to go. Im just proud were getting better and we had good signs moving forward for us today.Nigel Johnson scored 16 points and Corey Sanders had 14 points and five steals for the Scarlet Knights (8-1), who won by their largest margin over a Division I team in 11 seasons. Deshawn Freeman shot 6 for 6 for 12 points and had seven rebounds, while C.J. Gettys added 10 points.Austin Nehls had nine points for the Blue Devils (3-5), who have lost five of their last six.It was tied at 6-6 before the Scarlet Knights scored five straight to take the lead for good. The score was 42-21 at halftime and Rutgers continued to build on its advantage, closing with a 24-4 run over the final nine minutes.This is going to be a tough one to take lessons from, said Blue Devils coach Donyell Marshall, who was a player at UConn when Pikiell was a Huskies assistant. (Rutgers) has learned that they are tired of losing. They are tired of people talking about Rutgers basketball in a negative way and they are doing something about it. Until we learn to do something about it, we are going to continue to be that way.BIG PICTURECentral Connecticut: The Blue Devils had their lowest scoring game oof the season along with their lowest scoring first and second halves after shooting 25 percent overall (14 of 56) and committing 22 turnovers. Vans China Factory. Rutgers: The Knights shot a season-high 64.8 percent (35 of 54) and had a season best 24 assists. It was their highest assist total since getting 27 against UMBC on Nov. 28, 2011. Gettys hit his first five shots before missing, snapping a string of 15 consecutive made baskets. The margin of victory equaled Rutgers largest since beating Maryland Eastern Shore 92-50 on Dec. 7, 2005.DEFENSE DOMINATESIt was the first time Rutgers held a team under 40 points since limiting Pitt to 39 on Jan. 11, 2012. Sanders felt Rutgers early runs started at the defensive end. If we lock up on one end the other end is going to come, he said Coach really stresses defense every day. Coach sets the speed limit (points allowed). The speed limit is 55, today we had them way below that. We shut them down on that end and the offense came.BENCH BUNCHRutgers once again got a big game its bench, which outscored Central Connecticut 33-8. Mike Williams was a key with eight points and seven assists. Im able to see how the pace of the game is going. Im able to read off my teammates, see whos hot, whos in a certain position. I love my role, Williams said.STUFF ITRutgers had eight dunks, many coming off its 28 fast-break points.UP NEXTCentral Connecticut: The Blue Devils visit Duquesne in the second game of a seven-game road trip. CCSU is 1/3 on the road this year.Rutgers: Pikiell will have his homecoming as the Scarlet Knights travel to Stony Brook Saturday. ' ' ' 

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