Pinch-hitter Drew Sutton lined a two-out, two-run double off Carlos Marmol in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-5 after squandering a five-run lead Saturday.
Marmol (2-3), the Cubs closer, walked two straight batters with two outs before Sutton lined a ball into the right field corner to break the 5-5 tie.
Arthur Rhodes (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win. Francisco Cordero worked the ninth for his 34th save in 37 chances.
The Cubs made three infield errors in the third inning, helping the Reds score twice en route to a 5-0 lead after four innings.
But Chicago scored three in the sixth off starter Johnny Cueto and tied the game in the seventh on Geovany Soto's two-out, two-run, bases-loaded double off Nick Masset. Chicago's Aramis Ramirez tried to score from first on Soto's drive to the center field wall but was thrown out at the plate on a relay from shortstop Paul Janish.
Cueto gave up four hits and three runs in 5 1-3 innings. He was driven out in the sixth after an RBI single by Ramirez and a run-scoring double by Soto. Bobby Scales had a sacrifice fly off reliever Daniel Ray Herrera.
Chicago first baseman Derrek Lee, third baseman Ramirez and shortstop Ryan Theriot all made errors in the third.
Corky Miller hit a leadoff single before Lee fumbled Cueto's bunt for an error, putting runners at first and second.
When Drew Stubbs hit a grounder to Ramirez, he attempted to start a double play but his throw to second hit Miller in the helmet for another error. The ball ricocheted into the stands, and umpire Joe West awarded home to Miller, giving the Reds a 1-0 lead and putting runners at second and third.
Cueto was thrown out at the plate on a grounder to Theriot. But moments later, Theriot dropped Lee's throw for Chicago's third error of the inning, loading the bases. Brandon Phillips then delivered an RBI single.
The Reds added three more runs in the fourth. Adam Rosales singled, Cueto bunted him to second, Stubbs beat out a single to deep short and Darnell McDonald hit an RBI single for a 3-0 lead. Joey Votto followed with another run-scoring single off Lee's glove at first and Scott Rolen drew a bases-loaded walk to make it 5-0 and finish starter Randy Wells.
Wells gave up six hits and five runs _ three earned _ in 3 2-3 innings.
Notes: It was the first time the Cubs made three errors in one inning since Aug. 18, 2006, against St. Louis. ... Rhodes appeared in his 777th career game, tying him with Gaylord Perry for 46th on baseball's career list.