8/6 Extra bases
Tom Gorzelanny picked up his ninth quality start but it wasn’t good enough as he took the loss in the Cubs’ 3-0 loss to the Reds Friday. Gorzelanny now has received two or fewer runs in 10 of his starts, including no runs four times.
Some other notes from Friday’s game:
* Blake DeWitt is 7-for-20 with two runs, a double, a home run and five RBIs since joining the Cubs Sunday. He has hit safely in four of his five games.
* Geovany Soto walked for the 51st time this year, which ranks second among big league catchers. He’s 11 shy of his career-high 62 walks in 2008.
* Marlon Byrd was 1-for-4 and is batting .350 in his last 11 games with five walks, six runs, two doubles, a triple and five RBIs.
— Carrie Muskat