Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer and drove in four overall, and the Cincinnati Reds sent the frustrated Chicago Cubs to another loss Monday night.
Gomes has only two homers since April 17, both of them setting up wins over the Cubs at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati is 5-1 against Chicago and 17-5 over the last two seasons.
Chicago's slump is its longest since it also dropped seven in a row last July 27-Aug. 3.
Matt Garza (2-5) came off the disabled list and lasted four innings, giving up four runs. Mike Leake (5-2) had an RBI single off the right-hander, who hadn't pitched since May 17 because of a sore elbow.
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