Brewers beat Reds for 8th straight


Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto (19) picks up a bunt off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers Taylor Jungmann (41) for a force out at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday in Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Taylor Jungmann kept the Milwaukee Brewers rolling.

The rookie right-hander allowed one run and four hits in eight innings and the Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

It’s the Brewers’ longest winning streak overall since they won nine in a row from April 4-13 of last season.

Gerardo Parra and Adam Lind hit seventh-inning home runs for the Brewers, who finished off their second undefeated road trip of at least seven games in franchise history.

Milwaukee also went 7-0 on a road trip in 2008, sweeping three in San Francisco and four in St. Louis from July 18 through July 24.

Jungmann (3-1) credited increased dependence on his changeup for his effectiveness in his sixth start after making his major league debut on June 9.

“I thought I had the changeup going,” Jungmann said. “I didn’t throw it as much in my first five starts. I was happy for it.”

Cincinnati starter Mike Leake (5-5) lost for the first time since May 27. Leake, who was 3-0 in six June starts, allowed eight hits and three runs with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings.

“They’re a hot team right now,” Leake said of Milwaukee. “They’re finding holes and laying off pitches. They fouled off some tough pitches and made it tough on me. They make you pay for every mistake.”

Jungmann retired the first 12 batters he faced before Jay Bruce led off the fifth with a double into the right-field corner.

Jungmann lost his shutout when Skip Schumaker scored from first on Brandon Phillips’ double with two outs in the eighth on a ball that left fielder Shane Peterson had in his glove before slamming into the wall

It was Milwaukee’s first sweep in Cincinnati since a three-game series on Sept. 16-18, 2011. The Reds scored five runs in the series, one fewer than the Brewers scored on Sunday.