CHICAGO -- The Cincinnati Reds dominated on the mound and at the plate Tuesday as they continued a record-setting Wrigley Field run.
With late addition Tony Cingrani pitching a solid seven innings, and four players hitting home runs, the Reds thumped the Chicago Cubs 12-2 for their 11th straight win at Wrigley. The streak is a record for an opposing team, according to the Cubs.
"It's a pleasure and joy to get one of these games and see guys happy about scoring runs," Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. "Cingrani was outstanding tonight. He showed the improvement he went down (to the minors) to work on ... and we had balls flying out of here today."
Todd Frazier slammed his seventh home run in the second, Joey Votto collected his 11th in the third, and Xavier Paul and Zack Cozart each hit three-run shots in the late innings.
The victory was the Reds' eighth in their last nine against the Cubs.
Cingrani (3-0) was called up from Triple-A Louisville prior to the game and inserted into the rotation in place of injured right-hander Johnny Cueto. He scattered four hits and two runs over seven innings, walked one and struck out five. He also went 2-for-2 and scored a run.
Cubs starter Matt Garza (1-1) gave up nine runs on nine hits in five-plus innings. He faced six batters and was charged with six runs in the sixth inning, when Cincinnati sent 10 men to the plate and increased its lead to 9-1.
Votto hit a leadoff single and advanced to third on an error by right fielder Scott Hairston. Garza then walked Brandon Phillips and gave up a double to Jay Bruce that scored two runs.
Garza hit Frazier with a pitch, and Paul launched a first-pitch shot down the right field line for his fifth homer and an 8-1 lead.
The Cubs starter departed after walking Ryan Hanigan. Reliever Hector Rondon gave up a run-scoring single to Cozart that scored Hanigan with two outs to cap the rally.
Garza, making just his fifth start of the season, struggled with location and command.
"It don't think he had his slider much," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "It's still (about) keeping the ball down and away and obviously pitching in, but we've got to have fastball command down in the strike zone."
Garza gave up eight earned runs on nine hits -- including three home runs -- walked two and struck out three.
"It was impressive the way they did it," Garza said. "Frazier hits a ball one-handed opposite field out of the yard ... Paul yanks a fastball down and in and it lands right on the outside part of the chalk line and then Jay Bruce hits a ball lands on the left field outside chalk line."
Cubs third baseman Cody Ransom got one run back with a solo home run to left -- his seventh of the season -- with one out in the sixth.
Cozart's sixth home run of the season came in the eighth on a 1-1 pitch off reliever Zach Putnam, the third Cubs pitcher of the night. The three-run shot made it 12-2.
Bruce was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, while Cozart, Votto, Paul and Cingrani each had a pair of hits. Cozart also collected four RBIs.
Frazier's two-out, solo home run in the second inning sailed straightaway to center and gave the Reds a 1-0 lead.
The homer was Frazier's first since April 24.
"It felt really good, and now it's time to keep taking off, try to keep getting those base hits and get guys in," he said.
Unlike Monday, there was no fog in sight at Wrigley Field as the teams warmed up late Tuesday afternoon with sunshine and thin clouds and temperatures in the 80s.
NOTES: The Reds signed first-round draft pick Phillip Ervin, an outfielder from Samford University, for a reported $1,812,500. He was the 27th overall selection in last week's draft. ... The Reds recalled Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville prior to the game and optioned INF Henry Rodriguez to Louisville. ... The Cubs suspended minor league 3B Ian Stewart indefinitely without pay after a Monday night rant on Twitter criticizing Sveum and team management. Stewart, who was hitting .164 at Triple-A Iowa, apologized Tuesday, according to a statement from his agent. ... Chicago sends LHP Travis Wood (5-4) against Cincinnati RHP Mike Leake (5-3) on Wednesday afternoon. ... This week marks the 75th anniversary of the back-to-back no-hitters by Reds LHP Johnny Vander Meer. He beat the Boston Bees 3-0 on June 11, 1938, and four days later topped the Brooklyn Dodgers in what was the first night game at Ebbets Field. Vander Meer's feat has never been duplicated.