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Brewers 9, Reds 5

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W: Seth McClung (2-1)
L: Aaron Harang (5-5)

MVP: Prince Fielder (+.296)
LVP: Dave Bush (-.298)

(Or, you know, Aaron Harang and his -.602)

 

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This one started out ugly when Dave Bush gave up two first inning home runs and the Brewers were down 3-0. Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the first while going 3-for-his-first-3, tying it up and giving Dave Bush a new lease on the game. It didn't help.

Bush was out of the game before the fifth inning having given up seven hits and five ER, though he did tag Chris Dickerson out at home after a wild pitch.

Seth "Irish Coffey" McClung came in and pitched three solid innings, giving up just two hits while getting two strikeouts.

The Brewers put six runs on the board in the fifth inning when they went through the order and then some. Ryan Braun and Mike Cameron both homered while Bill Hall and Mike Rivera doubled and Corey Hart and Prince Fielder singled. Even McClung reached first on a wild pitch after striking out.

This game featured 25 total hits - 16 for the Brewers and nine for the Reds - and broke the Brewers' streak of 10 games of scoring four or fewer runs.

Prince Fielder's three RBI put him in the NL lead at 48.