CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- After getting their first win at Great American Ball Park, the
might have suffered more than just another defeat.
had a career-high six RBI and his three-run triple was made possible by an injury to Ken Griffey Jr. as the
posted a 9-7 victory over the Reds.
With the bases loaded in the eighth inning and Chicago holding a 6-5 lead, Bako lined
's 0-1 pitch into the left-center field gap. The ball was just out of the reach of Griffey, who dove and landed hard on his right shoulder.
Griffey was helped off the field and had his shoulder popped back into place before being taken to a local hospital.
"Junior's been snake bit," Reds manager
said. "The X-rays didn't show any chip fractures, but he's having and MRI now. He is definitely out for a significant amount of time. It's not good."
Bako also matched a career high with four hits.
"I may have had a game like this in Little League," said Bako, who had 20 RBI in 87 games with the
last season. "It was a lot of fun."
(1-0) allowed three runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings for the win. Zambrano threw 98 pitches, walking two and striking out eight.
, Chicago's fifth pitcher, struck out one in a perfect ninth for his first save.
"He made his pitches when he had to," Cubs manager
said about Zambrano. "He went as deep into the game as he could. He seemed to get stronger. During the season, you'd like to get six or seven innings, but his time of the year, you don't want the pitch count to be so high."
(0-2) was reached for five runs and seven hits in four innings.
homered twice for Cincinnati, which has allowed 42 runs and lost four of five games in its new stadium.
Haynes got off to a rough start, allowing consecutive singles to
Hee Seop Choi
in the second inning before back-to-back walks to
gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead. Bako delivered a run-scoring single before Haynes escaped further damage by striking out Zambrano and getting
to bounce into a double play.
Haynes got the runs back in the bottom of the inning when he singled home
and Casey. But Chicago went ahead for good in the third. Haynes walked
on five pitches before getting ahead, 1-2, on
, who hit his 500th career home run Friday.
Pitching carefully, Haynes threw three straight balls to Sosa but then got Alou to ground into a forceout. Choi grounded into a forceout to plate Gonzalez for a 3-2 lead, and Haynes then hurt himself with a mental mistake. Casey made a diving stop on a ground ball by Bako, but Haynes did not cover first and Choi and Patterson came around to score as Bako beat Casey to the bag.
"It's not often you get two runs batted in on an infield hit," Bako said. "(Third base coach) Wendell Kim and
get credit for that. They were being heads up and hustling."
"I had trouble loosening up before the game," Haynes said. "I came in and had a massage and was able to loosen up and get through the first inning. Then I started feeling it again."
The Reds closed the deficit to 5-3 with one out in the fourth when Dunn drove Zambrano's 2-1 offering over the right field fence for his second homer of the season.
The Cubs regained a three-run lead on Gonzalez's RBI double in the sixth but
had a two-run double off
in the seventh to make it, 6-5.