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Trevor Bauer tossed three-hit ball into the eighth inning to outpitch Chicago Cubs ace Yu Darvish and lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Wednesday night.'

 

Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the first inning as Darvish's seven-start winning streak was snapped.'

 

Bauer (4-3) struck out 10 and walked none in 7 2/3 innings while tying his season-hig with 112 pitches. The right-hander dropped his three previous starts, including a 3-0 loss to Darvish on Aug. 29 in Cincinnati.

 

Bauer allowed just one hit - a leadoff single in the fifth by Victor Caratini - through seven innings. In the eighth, Bauer gave up a one-out single to Jason Heyward and was pulled after Ildemaro Vargas singled with two outs to put runners on the corners.

 

Lucas Sims got Ian Happ to line out to second, ending the threat.

 

Raisel Iglesias worked the ninth for his sixth save.

 

Darvish (7-2) allowed three runs and two hits in six innings, walking three and striking out nine. All three runs and both hits came in the first inning. After that, the right-hander retired 16 of the final 17 batters he faced. The only blemish was a two-out walk to Brian Goodwin in the fourth.

 

Kris Bryant was held out of the lineup after being hit with a pitch on the left elbow by Tyler Mahle in the third inning Tuesday night. Manager David Ross said he decided to sit the struggling slugger as a precaution.

 

Cincinnati veteran Sonny Gray (5-2, 3.19 ERA) takes on Cubs rookie Adbert Alzolay (0-1, 2.08) in the finale of the three-game series Thursday night.

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