Posted May 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Cincinnati Reds rolled through a nine-game road trip, and with the struggling Chicago Cubs coming to town Friday night, there's little reason to think one of the best home teams in the majors won't continue its success. While the Reds' 7-2 trip came against the Marlins, Phillies and Mets - the NL East's bottom three clubs - it was a boost for a team that won three of its first 13 road games. Cincinnati (29-18) has won 10 of 12 and 14 of 18 as it returns home, where it is 16-6. "It's baseball, and you still have to play the games," shortstop Zack Cozart, who had a career-high four hits in a 7-4 win over New York on Wednesday, told the team's official website. "Just because we're playing teams - record-wise - that weren't as good, we have to take care of business, and we did that." The Reds continue to be led by Joey Votto, who's batting .512 with three homers and nine RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak. He's brought his average up to an NL-leading .358. Votto is batting .4...
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