Phillies beat Reds 8-3 behind 4 home runs

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Associated Press

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 20 at 12:05 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Asche, Jimmy Rollins, Wil Nieves and Marlon Byrd all homered, and the Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Sunday.

Cliff Lee (4-4) struck out three in 6 2-3 innings for his first home victory of the season.

Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco had a career-high four hits, including two doubles and an RBI. The Reds again played without the injured Joey Votto, who remained in Cincinnati during the three-game series with a strained quad.

Philadelphia's offense came to life for a second straight day. Despite playing in hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies entered Sunday second to last in the NL in home runs with 27.

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