Brewers extend win streak to 8 games with 6-1 victory

Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) – Taylor Jungmann kept the Milwaukee Brewers rolling.

The rookie right-hander allowed one run and four hits in eight innings and the Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

It’s the Brewers’ longest winning streak overall since they won nine in a row from April 4-13 of last season.

Gerardo Parra and Adam Lind hit seventh-inning home runs for the Brewers, who finished off their second undefeated road trip of at least seven games in franchise history.

Milwaukee also went 7-0 on a road trip in 2008, sweeping three in San Francisco and four in St. Louis from July 18 through July 24.

Jungmann (3-1) credited increased dependence on his changeup for his effectiveness in his sixth start after making his major league debut on June 9.

“I thought I had the changeup going,” Jungmann said. “I didn’t throw it as much in my first five starts. I was happy for it.”

Cincinnati starter Mike Leake (5-5) lost for the first time since May 27. Leake, who was 3-0 in six June starts, allowed eight hits and three runs with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings.

“They’re a hot team right now,” Leake said of Milwaukee. “They’re finding holes and laying off pitches. They fouled off some tough pitches and made it tough on me. They make you pay for every mistake.”

Jungmann retired the first 12 batters he faced before Jay Bruce led off the fifth with a double into the right-field corner.

Jungmann lost his shutout when Skip Schumaker scored from first on Brandon Phillips’ double with two outs in the eighth on a ball that left fielder Shane Peterson had in his glove before slamming into the wall

It was Milwaukee’s first sweep in Cincinnati since a three-game series on Sept. 16-18, 2011. The Reds scored five runs in the series, one fewer than the Brewers scored on Sunday.

“We need to do a better job doing the little things, which is what you say when you’re outplayed and you get drubbed,” Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said.

Aramis Ramirez gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead and extended his hitting streak to eight games with a two-out RBI single in the first inning – the sixth time the Brewers scored in the first inning on the seven-game road trip.

The Brewers had a 3-0 lead before Parra led off the seventh with his seventh homer of the season and second of the series. Lind followed with a two-run shot, his second in two days and 14th of the season, lifting his RBI total on the road trip to a team-high 12.

“It’s a great stretch,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “We’re getting guys on base for him. Everybody’s cleaning up with guys on base.”

RUN OF RBIS

Milwaukee 1B Adam Lind’s run-scoring single in the fifth inning on Sunday gave him at least one RBI in nine consecutive games, tying the franchise record. Lind joins George Scott (1975), Cecil Cooper (1982) and Carlos Lee (2005) in the club.

TOUGH OPPONENT

Reds’ RHP Mike Leake’s loss to Milwaukee on Sunday was his third in the past year to the Brewers. He also lost 9-2 on Aug. 9 and 5-1 on July 23. Leake is 0-2 against the Brewers in three starts at Great American Ball Park.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: CF Carlos Gomez sat out Sunday with a left wrist contusion resulting from being hit by a pitch that forced him to leave Saturday’s game in the fifth inning. “I don’t think he’s going to miss much time,” manager Craig Counsell said.

Reds: LHP Tony Cingrani is scheduled to make the next appearance of his rehab assignment on Tuesday for Triple-A Louisville. The Reds hope to get Cingrani stretched out enough to fill a variety of roles, including possibly starting, manager Bryan Price said.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Milwaukee returns home for a series against Atlanta. RHP Kyle Lohse (5-9, 6.24 ERA) is scheduled to start on Monday.

Reds: The Reds begin a six-game road trip with the first of three on Monday against the Nationals, who were swept in three games at Cincinnati in May. Anthony DeSclafani (5-6, 3.63) is Monday’s scheduled starter.

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