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By The Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) -Cole Hamels allowed three hits over eight innings and Tadahito Iguchi hit his first homer with Philadelphia in a 4-1 victory over Chicago on Monday night, the Phillies' fourth straight win.
Aaron Rowand hit a three-run homer for the Phillies, who have won nine of 10 and trail NL East-leading New York by three games. Philadelphia was 8 1/2 games behind New York on June 2.
Hamels (12-5) allowed one run, struck out eight and walked two. Brett Myers pitched a perfect ninth to earn his seventh save.
Ryan Theriot homered in the sixth for the Cubs, who dropped one game behind idle Milwaukee in the NL Central.
Ted Lilly (11-5) had won six straight games and seven of his last eight, but allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings. It was his first loss since June 5.
Iguchi, acquired from the White Sox on Friday, led off the fifth with a homer. He is 4-for-10 with two RBIs with the Phillies.
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