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MLB: Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1

Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:59 PM

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Mike Fiers allowed three hits over eight innings and flirted with a perfect game Tuesday while leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over Cincinnati.

Fiers (6-4) was perfect until Zack Cozart doubled to lead off the seventh, and Brandon Phillips drove in Cincinnati's only run later in the inning.

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Fiers struck out seven and walked one to win his third consecutive start and give the Brewers back-to-back wins after losing three in a row. Jim Henderson pitched the ninth for his first career save.

Aramis Ramirez gave Fiers and the Brewers an early lead with a two-run homer in the first inning. Jean Segura drove in the third Milwaukee run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto (14-6) lost for the first time since July 3. Cueto went seven innings, allowed three runs on six hits and struck out nine.

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