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Brewers 5, Reds 1

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MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers have opened up a two-and-a-half game lead over both Saint Louis and Pittsburgh in the National League Central Division.  The Brewers completed a three-game sweep of Cincinnati Wednesday with a 5-1 victory at Miller Park.  Then, Wednesday night, the Cardinals lost their second straight game to Tampa Bay at home, 3-0 while Pittsburgh moved into a tie for second with a 6-1 home victory over the L-A Dodgers.  Cincinnati's loss dropped the fourth-place Reds to five-and-a-half games behind Milwaukee.  Cincy took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning on a sacrifice fly from Billy Hamilton.   The Brewers scored two in the bottom of the fifth and never trailed after that.  Ryan Braun legged out an infield single to drive in the game-winner.  Mark Reynolds homered twice later on.  Kyle Lohse got the win, giving up a run on four hits in six-and-two-thirds innings.  He's now 11-4.  Mike Leake took the loss, giving up four runs on 11 hits in six frames.  He's 7-9.  The Reds have lost six straight for the first time since May of 2011.  The Brewers have a three-game winning streak for the first time since late June.  They're now 4-2 since the All-Star break, and will open a four-game home series tonight against the New York Mets.  Right-hander Matt Garza will face Mets' right-hander Dillon Gee.  Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 6:35.

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