Happ lifts Cubs over Reds 3-2

Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ, left, celebrates his three-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds with teammate Kris Bryant, right, as manager Joe Maddon lo

Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ, left, celebrates his three-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds with teammate Kris Bryant, right, as manager Joe Maddon lo

Chicago Cubs' Jorge De La Rosa, right, and Victor Caratini celebrate their win over the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14

Chicago Cubs' Jorge De La Rosa, right, and Victor Caratini celebrate their win over the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14

Cincinnati Reds' David Hernandez reacts after giving up a a three-run home run to Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ during the seventh inning of a baseball game

Cincinnati Reds' David Hernandez reacts after giving up a a three-run home run to Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ during the seventh inning of a baseball game

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Ian Happ celebrate their win over the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Ian Happ celebrate their win over the Cincinnati Reds at the end of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in

CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning, Jorge De La Rosa worked a shaky ninth for his first career save and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night.

De La Rosa surrendered a one-out double to Curt Casali and walked Billy Hamilton with two down before Scott Schebler flied out to center. It was the first save opportunity for Chicago since Pedro Strop strained his left hamstring trying to beat out a double-play grounder during Thursday's 4-3 victory at Washington, shelving the key reliever for the rest of the regular season.

Strop had been subbing for injured closer Brandon Morrow, who is on the disabled list with a right arm injury.

Ben Zobrist had three hits for NL Central-leading Chicago, which entered with a 1 1/2-game advantage over second-place Milwaukee. After Cole Hamels allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings, Dillon Maples (1-0) got the final out of the seventh for his first career win.