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MLB: Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 4

Aug. 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM

CINCINNATI, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Khris Davis snapped an eighth-inning tie with his second two-run homer of the game Friday, sending Milwaukee to a 6-4 victory over Cincinnati.

The Reds had won two in a row to tighten the National League Central race, but they had no answer for the two key blows by Davis.

He hit his first two-run shot in the sixth to give the Brewers a 3-2 lead only to see Cincinnati tie it in the bottom half of the inning on a solo homer from Brandon Phillips.

Davis came up in the eighth against Alfredo Simon (5-4) after Aramis Ramirez had drawn a leadoff walk and moved to second on a sacrifice by Carlos Gomez. Davis hit the first pitch from Simon over the wall in center for his eighth homer of the year.

Scooter Gennett followed with a solo shot to make it a three-run lead.

Rob Wooten (2-0) collected the win by working a perfect seventh inning in relief. Jim Henderson gave up a two-out single in the ninth on the way to his 20th save.

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