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Reds shut out Cubs 3-0 behind Arroyo's strong outing

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo threw five-hit ball over seven innings in another dominant effort against the Cubs, and the Cincinnati Reds beat Chicago 3-0 Friday to move 14 games over .500 for the first time in 11 years.

The Reds got a two-run homer from Ryan Hanigan off Tom Gorzelanny (6-6) in the second, an RBI single from Brandon Phillips in the seventh and came away with their seventh win in nine games after Francisco Cordero survived a shaky ninth.

At 62-48, they're 14 games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 1999 season at 96-67.

The Cubs fell out of contention long ago and once again couldn't get anything going against Arroyo (12-6) after pounding Milwaukee 15-3 on Wednesday.

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