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Reds drop sixth straight game, still winless after All-Star Break

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By Brett Bibbins

The Cincinnati Reds (51-50) continued their worst losing streak of the season, as the Milwaukee Brewers (57-45) completed the series sweep, winning today's game by the score of 5-1.  

The Reds have now lost six games in a row, being swept in both of the series since the All Star Break.  In fact, not much has gone well for the Reds since the break as they are hitting .183 as a team and .050 with runners in scoring position, as well as committing five errors in those six games.

"Anybody that watches our six games on this road trip can see that we aren't playing the way we were leading into the break," Reds' manager Bryan Price said after the game.  

Milwaukee was again strengthened by a strong starting pitching performance, as starter Kyle Lohse (11-4) went 6.2 innings, giving up only one run on four hits and striking out three.  

Cincinnati seemed to have some momentum heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, as starter Mike Leake (7-9) had kept the Brewers off the board thus far and the Reds had taken the lead on a Billy Hamilton sac-fly to bring home Skip Schumaker in the top half of the inning.  However, Milwaukee quickly took the lead away as they plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

After opposing pitcher Kyle Lohse singled, Carlos Gomez tripled him home with a line drive just past the outstretched glove of a diving Jay Bruce down the right field line.  Gomez later scored on an infield single by Ryan Braun.  

The Brewer lead was later padded by two home runs by Mark Reynolds to bring in three more runs. Reynolds had three hits and three RBI in today's game.  

Mike Leake will take the loss as he threw six innings, giving up four runs on 11 hits and striking out four.  

"We're not getting efficient starting pitching," Price said.  

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