The 107th rookie start and 61st in a row was handled by John Lamb against the playoff bound Cubs.
Lamb comes into the game 1-4 and has been plagued by one bad inning or one bad pitch..
Jason Hammel started for the Cubs and pitched around a leadoff double by Jason Bougeois in the first inning, and two on, one-out jams in the third and fourth.
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Anthony Rizzo hit a ground rule double to score Fowler with the fourth Cub run to chase Lamb after 4 2/3 innings. Chris Denorfia's infield single scored Jackson to make if 5-0.
Brandon Phillips bonehead play cost the Reds a potential run in the sixth. He led off with the 300th double of his career. Phillips then stole his 22nd base of the season to put himself on thirdbase with no outs. Todd Frazier hit a fly to short left that thirdbaseman Javier Baez fielded. Phillips bluffed going home with no one covering third. He wandered down the line and slipped halfway between third and home and was tagged out to complete an improbable double play.
Votto has reached base in each of his last 47 games. He has reached base in 142 of his 155 appearances.
Hector Rondon, the seventh Cub pitcher on the day, earned his 29th save in 33 chances.