CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the last-place Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory.

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CINCINNATI, OH – JUNE 23: Tommy La Stella #2 of the Chicago Cubs goes head over heals into the crowd as he makes the catch of a fly ball in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on June 23, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

It was Cincinnati’s third slam in five days and major league-leading seventh of the season, two short of the record set in 2002.

The last Reds pitcher to hit a grand slam was Bob Purkey against the Cubs on Aug. 1, 1959.

Tucker Barnhart and Joey Votto also went deep in front of a crowd of 36,818, Cincinnati’s largest since opening day.

Votto hit a three-run shot off backup catcher Chris Gimenez in the eighth.

The Reds matched their longest win streak of the season and won a third straight game against the Cubs for the first time since winning five in a row in 2014.

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CINCINNATI, OH – JUNE 23: Luke Farrell #59 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 23, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

 

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