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MLB roundup: Phillips, Reds slam Cubs

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:13 a.m. CDT
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The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo stands at second base in the fog as they play the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning Monday in Chicago.

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO – Brandon Phillips hit a grand slam and matched his career high with six RBIs, and the Cincinnati Reds extended their dominance over the Cubs with a 6-2 win Monday night in foggy conditions at Wrigley Field.

Phillips had an RBI single in the first, connected off Scott Feldman (5-5) in the third and had an RBI groundout in the sixth for his fourth-career game of six RBIs.

Cincinnati has won 10 straight at Wrigley Field, eight of 10 over the Cubs overall this season, and 17 of the teams’ last 20 matchups.

The Reds were coming off a weekend series loss to NL Central-leading St. Louis and had lost four of five overall.

Homer Bailey (4-4) picked up his first win since beating the Cubs on May 25.

He pitched eight innings and gave up one unearned run and four hits while striking out eight to improve to 7-2 against Chicago, which fell to 7-19 in the NL Central.

Bailey threw 120 pitches, his second most of the season and third 100-plus pitch start of the season.

Feldman pitched six innings and allowed five runs and seven hits to lose his first decision since May 24 at Cincinnati, the other time he’s allowed five earned runs this season.

Chicago, which has lost six of eight since a five-game winning streak, fell behind early.

Cincinnati took the lead in the first on Phillips’ two-out RBI single, bringing in Zack Cozart. Cozart had reached when his pop-up was dropped by third baseman Luis Valbuena, forcing out Shin-Soo Choo who led off the game by getting hit by a pitch.

White Sox 10, Blue Jays 6: In a game that was delayed more than an hour by fog, Adam Dunn went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs to lead the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

Alejandro De Aza was 2-for-5 with two RBIs for the White Sox, while Alexei Ramirez was 3-for-5 with an RBI.

The White Sox overcame a poor start from Dylan Axelrod, who allowed six runs on eight hits and four walks in four innings.

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