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Bote homers, Alzolay dodges jams as Cubs beat Reds 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote had no idea if the ball was going out until he saw the signal from the third-base umpire as he sprinted toward second. No small feat on a blustery day like this.

Bote homered, Adbert Alzolay combined with three relievers on the Chicago’s first shutout and the surging Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Friday.

Bote’s line drive toward the left-field corner leading off the fifth cleared the wall, spoiling Reds starter . . .

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