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|Soto, Ramirez Lead Cubs Over Reds
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Geovany Soto homered for the first time since July 10, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 Friday for their first four-game winning streak in nearly two months.
Aramis Ramirez rebounded from a poor trip to go 3 for 3 with three RBIs for the Cubs. Chicago had not won four in a row since taking five straight from Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Houston from July 22-27.
Soto, the 2008 NL Rookie of the Year, had a sacrifice fly in the second inning and hit a solo homer in the fourth, his 10th this season. He batted .140 (7 for 50) with one home run and four RBIs from Aug. 7, when he came off the disabled list, through Sept. 4, and has four hits and six RBIs since over three games.
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