Cubs end five-game skid 8-2

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

CHICAGO -- Roosevelt Brown drove in four runs, and Jon Lieber won his 18th game as the Chicago Cubs stopped their five-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Ron Coomer and Joe Girardi each had two RBIs for the Cubs, who closed within 1 1/2 of games of San Francisco, the NL wild card leader.

Lieber (18-6) tied Randy Johnson for third-most wins in the NL behind Curt Schilling and Matt Morris and improved to 4-0 with an 0.93 ERA in four starts against the Reds this year.

He allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings and struck out seven. Jeff Fassero and Kyle Farnsworth finished the six-hitter.

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