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|Arroyo and Phillips Lead Reds Past Cubs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo pitched six sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Chicago's mound wildness and defensive incompetence to score nine runs in the seventh inning during a 12-0 victory over the collapsing Cubs on Friday.
Scott Rolen, Jonny Gomes and Ramon Hernandez drove in two runs each during Cincinnati's biggest inning this year. The Cubs had six walks, an error and a run-scoring passed ball as 13 Reds came to the plate.
Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto added homers for the Reds, who won for the ninth time in 11 games to move 11 games over .500 for the first time since June 9, 2006. They won their fifth consecutive road game and are one of only two NL teams with a winning road record.
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