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|Reds Beat Cubs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Joey Votto and Jonny Gomes scored four runs apiece to back a strong start by Travis Wood, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-4 on Sunday for their ninth win in 11 games.
Wood (3-1) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before fading late.
Votto backed him with a two-run homer in the eighth and had two hits. Gomes set a career-high with four walks and came around each time. He also singled late in the game but did not score.
Jay Bruce added three hits, including a two-run double in the first, and the Reds banged out 13 in all while completing the weekend sweep with an easy victory.
Things figure to get a little tougher for the NL Central leaders, with a three-game series against second-place St. Louis at Great American Ball Park starting Monday. They'll go into it with plenty of momentum after handing the Cubs their 10th loss in 11 games.
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