Borussia Monchengladbach wins fourth straight, tops Stuttgart

Borussia Monchengladbach's Oscar Wendt (right) celebrates his goal with Patrick Herrmann in Friday's 2-0 victory over Stuttgart.
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Borussia Moenchengladbach won 2-0 at Stuttgart on Friday for its fourth straight Bundesliga victory.

Goals by Raffael and Oscar Wendt either side of halftime allowed Moenchengladbach to strengthen its grip on fourth place.

Stuttgart is eighth but could drop significantly by the time the weekend is over.

Moenchengladbach was in control from the start, except for an early chance for Stuttgart's Vedad Ibisevic.

Raffael scored in the 37th, picking up a good pass from Patrick Herrmann and slotting home despite being surrounded by three Stuttgart players.

Wendt secured the win in 73rd, controlling another pass from Herrmann and driving in a perfectly timed left-foot shot from the edge of the box.

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