Left handed reliever James Russell pitched the seventh innings to extend his scoreless streak to 12 1/3 innings through 16 appearances.

Marmol entered in the eighth for his 453rd career relief appearance, surpassing Lee Smith on the Cubs' all-time list. He promptly loaded the bases with two walks and a hit batter with none out.

Samardzija said a deeper run might have prevented a late collapse.

"If you don't want that to happen, then pitch deeper into the game," he said. "If you five and dive or six and dive, at that point the game is out of your hands.

"So be more efficient with your pitches and pitch deeper into the game."

Cingrani also pitched six innings. He gave up four earned runs on three hits, struck out five and walked one.

NOTES: Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto is set to be examined on Monday and a revised rehabilitation schedule determined after his scheduled Friday appearance in Class AA Pensacola was cancelled. He's been on the disabled list since April 15 because of a strained right lat. ... When Tony Cingrani struck out 11 batters last Sunday at Washington, it was only the second time since 1900 that Reds rookie has had at least 11 strikeouts while allowing two hits or fewer. ... The Reds clinched their first series win since dropping four completed road series this season. They've swept all five at home. ... How cold has it been at Wrigley Field this spring? The temperature at first pitch on Friday was 41 and the average game time temperatures have been 51 degrees. Eight games have started at 45 degrees or lower. ... David DeJesus needs only six RBIs to reach 500 for his career ... The Cubs begin a stretch on Sunday where they host three teams in three days for the first time since 1960. After the Reds on Sunday, Texas comes in for an inter-league makeup game on Monday and the Cardinals open a two-game series on Tuesday.

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