Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth before Darwin Barney bailed him out with a homer in the 10th inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Chicago ended its four-game losing streak after blowing a late lead for the second straight day. The Cubs let a two-run lead get away in the 13th inning of a 5-4 loss Monday night. Barney connected off left-hander Manny Parra (0-1), and Dave Sappelt added an RBI single. Marmol (2-1), who lost the closer's job after a rough opening week, came on with a runner on second and one out in the ninth to face Joey Votto, who was 1 for 15 in his career against the reliever with nine strikeouts. Votto singled up the middle to tie it. Marmol escaped a bases-loaded threat to keep it tied. Kevin Gregg fanned Votto with two aboard in the 10th to get his first save. Chicago won for only the second time in its last nine games. The Cubs are last in the NL Central at 6-13. Starlin Castro went 0 for 4, endi...
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