CINCINNATI -- Yu Darvish scattered seven hits over six innings, Anthony Rizzo homered twice and the Chicago Cubs snapped a three-game skid with a 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Darvish (6-1) allowed two runners past second base and won his sixth straight decision. He walked two and struck out eight.
Jeremy Jeffress pitched the seventh and final inning for his fourth save.
Rizzo lofted a 1-2 pitch into the first row of seats down the right field line for his seventh homer of the season and a 2-0 lead. He led off the sixth by clubbing a 1-2 pitch deep to right for his third homer in the last two games, giving him eight on the season.
Rizzo's homers were the first allowed by Trevor Bauer to any current Cub. Bauer (3-2) needed a season-high 112 pitches to get through a season-low 5 1/3 innings and lost his second consecutive start, allowing four hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts.
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a double. He had sat out the previous three games and came in batting .191.
Cubs: RHP Tyler Chatwood (2-2), who's scheduled to start Sunday, lasted 1 1/3 innings while giving up three hits and two runs in Chicago's 7-1 loss at Detroit on Tuesday.
Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (0-4) allowed five hits and three runs, only one earned, in Cincinnati's 3-2 loss at Kansas City on Tuesday.
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