With one out in the sixth and the Cubs trailing, 3-2, Alou drilled a 1-1 pitch from
(1-3) over the left field fence to tie it. After taking a ball, Karros belted Anderson's next offering over the center field fence, giving the Cubs their first lead.
After retiring the first two hitters in the ninth, Borowski gave up a single to
, but he got Larkin to chase a 2-2 pitch down and away.
"I got the first two guys and put the pitch where I wanted to Guillen," Borowski said. "He just put a good swing on it. I was careful with Dunn. I was going to make him hit my pitch. Not that Larkin isn't a good clutch hitter but if I walk Dunn, so what?"
Alou and Karros each hit their seventh home runs of the season.
"Alou's was a changeup," Anderson said. "They both were. They didn't get down early enough. It's weird. I only threw about four of them."
(5-6) settled down after a shaky start to record the win. He allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings with a walk and nine strikeouts.
"It's nice to see all the work and talk with (pitching coach) Larry (Rothschild) has been paying off," Clement said. "To have a game like that against that lineup that battles you every time is nice."
"Matt's throwing the ball better and better," Baker added. "I'm glad we hung on to that lead. He's now 5-6. The next one, he'll be at 500, and he can go from there."
followed with two scoreless innings in relief for the Cubs.
"It's good to have a bullpen like ours, especially against a team that's been playing well and has come back late in games so often," Clement added.
The Reds grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first on
's two-run single, but the Cubs got back a run in the second on consecutive singles by Troy O'Leary,