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NL ROUNDUP

Cincinnati defeats Washington, 7-0

Jonny Gomes homers in first three at-bats.

August 14, 2009|Associated Press

at Cincinnati 7, Washington 0: Jonny Gomes homered in his first three at-bats to back Bronson Arroyo's two-hitter for the Reds. Gomes hit two-run homers in the second and fourth innings and added a solo shot in the sixth.

Philadelphia 6, at Chicago 1: Cliff Lee won his third straight start since joining the Phillies, and the NL East leaders beat the slumping Cubs for their first sweep at Wrigley Field in 25 years. Chicago has lost five in a row.

at Milwaukee 12, San Diego 9: Prince Fielder and backup catcher Mike Rivera each hit two home runs, and the struggling Brewers built a big lead before hanging on to beat the Padres. Fielder hit a 465-foot shot off the Miller Park scoreboard. Manny Parra won his fifth straight decision.

at Florida 9, Houston 2: Jorge Cantu and Ronny Paulino homered for the Marlins, who have won six of their last seven. Florida remained 4 1/2 games behind Philadelphia in the division

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