Brewers bats break out in 9-2 win over Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Clark hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee's five-run seventh inning, and the Brewersbeat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday.

Mark Reynolds added a solo shot in the eighth as the Brewers won for the fourth time in five games. Matt Garza (8-8) allowed one run and four hits in six-plus innings.

Milwaukee remained 1 1/2 games back of Pittsburgh for the second wild card in the NL.

Todd Frazier hit his 26th homer in the sixth for Cincinnati, which has lost five of its last six games against Milwaukee. Mike Leake (11-12) gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings.

The Pirates beat the Cubs; so they maintain a 1 1/2 game lead on Milwaukee for the final Wild-card berth.

The Brewers open a 9 game road trip in St. Louis tomorrow night; they'll also visit Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.