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Votto, Hanigan HRs lead Reds over Cubs 7-4

Published On: May 24 2013 10:03:49 PM CDT
Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati Reds baseball stadium

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Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straight win, 7-4 over the Chicago Cubs.
    
The Reds have won 12 of their past 15 games, surging to a season-high 12 games over .500. They've dominated the Cubs, winning 15 of their past 17 in the series.
    
Chicago is last in the NL Central, having lost a season-high five straight. The Cubs (18-29) slid a season-low 11 games under .500.
    
Votto and Hanigan homered in the fourth inning off Scott Feldman (4-4). Phillips connected off Hector Rondon in the eighth.
    
Bronson Arroyo (5-4) gave up three runs in six innings, including Feldman's first career homer.