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Reds Sweep Cardinals, Lead Central

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Scott Rolen's bat still has a little life in it.

Rolen's two-out RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Reds to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals before a sellout crowd of 39,280 Sunday night. Rolen came into the game hitting .188 with 16 RBI.

He kept it simple in the big at-bat.

"What's going through your mind is to get a good pitch and put a good swing on it," Rolen said. "I haven't been doing a lot of that lately. If you get locked down on results, things can go the wrong way. You get an opportunity. It just presents itself. You don't try to make it a bigger at-bat than it is."

The Reds completed the three-game sweep of the Cardinals. The Reds also took over sole possession of first place in the National League Central, a game in front of the Pittsburgh Pirates and 4 1/2 in front of the Cardinals. The Reds are also a season-high...

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