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Cubs rip Reds 9-2 for best start since 1985

From the top spot in the order all the way to the bottom, the Chicago Cubs walked all over the Cincinnati Reds.

Even John Lackey got into the act.

Lackey pitched into the seventh inning and had one of Chicago's 10 walks, helping the Cubs equal the best eight-game start in franchise history with a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night.

"This lineup's deep," Lackey said. "Looking from the other side as a pitcher, it's tough to get through without suffering a little bit of damage."

Miguel Montero walked twice and scored three times as the Cubs improved to 7-1 for the first time since 1985 and just the 11th time overall. Kris Bryant hit his first homer...