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Bats come alive as Reds defeat Brewers


After three-straight losses, the Cincinnati Reds found themselves back on the winning track, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6.

The win was the Reds' fourth in five games against the last place Brewers.

Jay Bruce began the scoring in the bottom of the second inning sending a two-run home run over the right field wall. The scoring continued in the second when Jason Marquis singled in Marlon Byrd and shortstop Zack Cozart walked with the bases loaded to give the Reds a 4-0 lead.

In all, the Reds used a RBI double in the sixth by Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce's third RBI of the night, a sacrifice fly, to score nine runs.

Marquis impressed on the mound. The starter gave up two runs, on two hits in eight innings of work. As it turned out, the Reds needed the offensive outburst. Burke Badenhop struggled in the ninth, allowing four of the five batters to reach base and causing Bryan Price to call-on Aroldis Chapman. Chapman hit a batter with the bases loaded to cut the lead to five, 9-4. Jean Segura added a two-run RBI single to center field. Chapman was able to slam the door after that. He struck out Luis Jimenez and Ryan Braun to the game.

The Reds look to get back to the .500 mark Tuesday night against the Brewers at 7:10 p.m.

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