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Reds beat Cubs 5-3 to clinch series

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to help Mike Leake and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday.

Votto connected on Ryan Dempster's first pitch after he was visited by manager Lou Piniella. The two-out drive was Votto's seventh of the season and handed the decision to Leake (3-0), who didn't allow a hit until the sixth and finished with seven solid innings.

Jonny Gomes and Drew Stubbs each drove in a run as the Reds capped a 4-2 homestand with their third win in four games.

Tyler Colvin hit a two-run homer in the seventh to give Chicago a 3-2 lead, but the Cubs still stumbled to their fourth loss in five games.

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