Addison Russell’s bases-loaded double leads Cubs over Reds 5-2

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Addison Russell #22 of the Chicago Cubs bats against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 26, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Getty Images.)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded — one of his best moments during his first week in the majors — and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory on Sunday and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Cincinnati Reds.

The 21-year-old second baseman was in a slump when he broke the game open with his three-run double in the fourth inning off Anthony DeSclafani (2-1). Miguel Montero had a solo homer and a run-scoring single off DeSclafani, who had a streak of 16 scoreless innings snapped.

The Reds have dropped three in a row overall. They went 0 for 20 with runners in scoring position during the two games against Chicago.

Jake Arrieta (3-1) pitched six innings after waiting out a 4-hour, 13-minute delay before the Reds called off Saturday’s game because of persistent rain. The Cubs won the series opener on Friday night, 7-3 in 11 innings.

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