By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto has set a Cincinnati Reds franchise record by homering in six consecutive games.

Votto went deep again as Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4.

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The 37-year-old Votto homered six times in the four-game series at Wrigley Field, and has eight home runs over his record stretch.

Votto’s 20th homer of the season was a two-run shot in the first, when he hit a fastball from Alec Mills (4-4) into the center field bleachers.

The Cubs scored three runs off winner Luis Castillo, who had only given up three runs total in his first four starts.

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Patrick Wisdom hit his 16th home run in the fourth, and Wilson Contreras belted a two-run shot in the fifth.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff