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MLB: Cincinnati 10, Colorado 3

  |   May 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM
CINCINNATI, May 26 (UPI) -- Chris Heisey and Ryan Ludwick each blasted a three-run homer Saturday and the Cincinnati Reds extended their division lead with a 10-3 win over Colorado.

Heisey's blast in the first inning gave the Reds a 4-0 lead and Ludwick's shot in the seventh wrapped up the scoring for Cincinnati, which won for the seventh time in eight games.

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Devin Mesoraco added a solo homer for the Reds, who lengthened their National League Central lead over St. Louis to 1 1/2 games.

The Cardinals fell 4-0 to Philadelphia Saturday.

J.J. Hoover (1-0) took over for Cincinnati starter Mike Leake in the fourth inning and earned the victory with 1 1/3 scoreless frames.

Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie (2-3) was pounded for six runs (two earned) in 10 hits over five innings.

Tyler Colvin supplied a pair run-scoring singles for Colorado.

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