CINCINNATI, OH (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers plunged to a season-low 10 and a half games out of first place in the National League Central, after they were swept over the weekend at division-leading Cincinnati. The Brewers lost 2-1 on Sunday. Ryan Braun said the Brewers deserve to be where they are - a distant fourth. He said it will be tough to get past the Reds, Pittsburgh, and Saint Louis, but Braun said there’s a lot of baseball left, and he’s not giving up yet. Johnny Cueto struck out nine and walked one in seven innings, as he tied a career-high for season wins with 12 against five losses. Milwaukee out-hit the Reds 10-8. But once again, the Brewers failed to get timely hits as they went just 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position. Milwaukee only hit .218 in the series. The Crew took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, when Aramis Ramirez had an R-B-I single after Norichika Aoki had doubled. But the Reds scored twice in the bottom of the third to win it. Wilson Valdez singled home a run. And then Brewers' starter Mike Fiers made a throwing error on a pickoff attempt, which allowed Valdez to reach third. He scored the game-winner on a sacrifice fly from Brandon Phillips. Fiers took the loss. He's 3-4. Aroldis Chapman earned his 17th save. Cincinnati ended its home stand at 8-2 – only the fifth time in team history that the Reds won at least eight games in a home-stand of 10 contests or fewer. Milwaukee opens a series at Philadelphia tonight. Left-hander Randy Wolf goes against Phillies' right-hander Roy Halladay. Coverage on WHBL begins at 5:30.
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