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Reds down Brewers to avoid sweep

4:23 PM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips drove in three runs to lead Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to avoid a three-game sweep at Miller park.

Phillips went 2-for-5 and started off the scoring in the first inning when he knocked in Shin-Soo Choo on a line drive single to left field. Choo also had a solid day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.

Mike Leake (8-4) earned the win for the Reds after pitching 8 1/3 strong innings. The right-hander gave up two runs on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts. Leake did not allow a baserunner after the fifth inning.

All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman recorded the final two outs of the game to solidify the win for Cincinnati.

Milwaukee batters did not provide their pitchers much run support. Sean Halton hit his first home run of the season for the Brewers in the fifth inning. His solo shot to left center field was one of only two Milwaukee runs.

Johnny Hellweg (0-3) pitched allowed four runs on four hits with five walks over 4 1/3. Hellweg is winless over four career starts.

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