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Brewers 2, Reds 0: Yovani Gallardo outdueled Mat Latos and Logan Schafer drove in two runs as Milwaukee took down visiting Cincinnati.
Gallardo (9-9) struck out three while allowing three hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings to even his record. Norichika Aoki recorded two hits and Khris Davis scored for the eighth time in his last nine games for the Brewers, who moved a half-game ahead of the Chicago Cubs and out of last place in the National League Central.
Latos (12-4) struck out six and was charged with two runs on six hits in seven innings as the Reds dropped 3 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates. Cincinnati still enjoys a five-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second wild-card spot in the NL.
Latos recorded two quick outs in the fourth before surrendering back-to-back singles to Davis and Scooter Gennett. Schafer followed and drove a 1-0 curveball to the wall in right field to plate the pair.
Brandon Kinzler worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief before handing it over to Jim Henderson, who struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Brewers LF Ryan Braun has reportedly begun to reach out to his teammates privately. The former MVP was suspended for the remainder of the season last month for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. … Davis has reached base safely in 10 straight games. … Reds LF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) returned to the lineup and recorded his first two hits of the season.