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Hanigan homers, Reds beat Brewers 12-3 for sweep

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ryan Hanigan hit two of Cincinnati's four homers on a windy afternoon, finishing with a career-high four hits, and the Reds completed an emphatic season-opening sweep by overpowering the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 on Sunday.

 Hanigan's first career multihomer game highlighted an afternoon of all-or-nothing swings into a brisk wind, connecting on solo and three-run shots.

Jonny Gomes and Brandon Phillips also homered. Bronson Arroyo (1-0) went seven innings even though he's still recovering from mononucleosis, giving up six hits and a pair of solo homers.

The Reds are 3-0 for the first time since 2005, when they swept the Mets to open the season. They've won 18 of their last 21 against the Brewers, who are 0-3 for the first time since 2003.

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