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RHP Mike Leake looks to continue his recent success Wednesday he takes the mound in the series finale of a three-game set at Milwaukee. In his last 10 starts, Leake is 5-2 with a 1.75 ERA. Leake has worked at least seven innings and allowed one run or less in seven of those outings. In three career games against Milwaukee, Leake is 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA; he is 0-2 with a 5.11 ERA in two starts at Miller Park.

LF Chris Heisey left the game after being struck in the left elbow with a pitch in the second inning. Manager Dusty Baker didn't expect Heisey to be in the lineup Wednesday afternoon when the Reds and Brewers wrap up their three-game series at Miller Park. In 33 games this season, Heisey is hitting .213 with seven doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI. But, since coming off the disabled list nine games ago, Heisey is 7-for-19 with two home runs.

LHP Tony Cingrani came within one strikeout of his career high, finishing with 10 in a 2-0 loss Tuesday to the Brewers in Milwaukee. Cingrani has allowed two runs or less in seven of his nine starts this season and is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA since returning to the rotation in place of Johnny Cueto July 3.

1B Joey Votto went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday and has reached base in 24 straight games. Votto, who leads the Reds with a .320 average this season, has gotten on base in 83 of his 90 games this season and is second in the National League with a .429 on-base percentage. His ninth-inning walk Tuesday was his 64th of the season, which leads the NL.

C Ryan Hanigan was back in the starting lineup Tuesday, a day after being scratched due to a sore wrist. Hanigan went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout, dropping his average to .193. Since raising his average to .202 with a 2-for-4 performance against Pittsburgh on June 19, Hanigan has just four hits in his last 24 at bats, spanning nine games.

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