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Reds Win, Extend Lead in NL Central

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KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) - Drew Stubbs homered and drove in four runs, Brandon Phillips added three RBIs and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted Houston 12-9 Saturday night to hand the Astros their eighth straight defeat.

Joey Votto went 4 for 4 with a home run and a walk. Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick also connected for the Reds, who set a season high for runs. Brandon Phillips doubled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and added two RBIs in the eighth.

The Reds were up 8-2 after hitting three homers off starter Wandy Rodriguez in the first two innings. Houston closed the gap with a three-run third and went on top by adding four in the fourth.

Ludwick's solo homer tied it in the fifth.

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