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|Reds Romp Cubs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Drew Stubbs hit three of the Cincinnati Reds' season-high seven home runs on Sunday to lead a 14-3 romp over the Chicago Cubs.
The hot-hitting Reds had four of the homers during an eight-run seventh inning, all of them coming after Cubs starter Ted Lilly retired the first two batters.
Brandon Phillips began the barrage with a solo shot to left, and Jonny Gomes chased Lilly (3-7) with a two-run homer. Jeff Stevens came on in relief and surrendered a solo home run to Corky Miller, and after back-to-back walks, Stubbs went deep for the second time in the game.
Stubbs also hit a solo home run in the third inning and another solo shot in the ninth.
Mike Leake (6-1) picked up the win for Cincinnati, allowing three runs in six innings. Three relievers combined to pitch three perfect innings to finish it off.
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