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Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, three RBI and four runs scored to lead the Cubs in a 12-8 win over the Reds on Monday evening at the Great American Ball Park. Aramis Ramirez and Jeff Baker each popped solo home runs and Alfonso Soriano knocked in three for Chicago, which has won three games in-a-row. Rodrigo Lopez gave up five runs through five-and-a-third frames to register the victory. Brandon Phillips clubbed a pair of homers, while Juan Francisco and Devin Mesoraco both deposited a ball into the seats for Cincinnati. Dontrelle Willis allowed eight runs through just three-and-a-third innings of duty to suffer the loss. Ryan Dempster gets the nod opposite Mike Leake in tonight's second installment.

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