Brewers walk off with 3rd straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lyle Overbay hit a game-ending RBI single off Jumbo Diaz with one out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds that helped the Brewers keep pace in the National League playoff race.

Overbay sent the first pitch from Diaz (0-1) into the gap in left-center. The veteran was mobbed by teammates after lifting the Brewers to their third straight win.

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

Jonathan Lucroy led off the bottom of the ninth with a double and moved to third on a groundout. Diaz elected to load the bases on two intentional walks to bring up Overbay.

Cincinnati had a chance to go in front in the ninth against Francisco Rodriguez (5-5).

Brandon Phillips led off with a four-pitch walk and made it to third on a sacrifice and groundout. After Zack Cozart walked, pinch-hitter Jack Hannahan struck out looking on a 3-2 fastball.

Hannahan was so unhappy with the call that he had to be restrained by manager Bryan Price. Hannahan ended up getting ejected by home plate umpire Dan Iassogna.

It only got worse for Cincinnati, which had won three in a row.

The Reds tied it at 2 in the seventh on Brayan Pena's sacrifice fly, leading starter Kyle Lohse to stomp around the mound and yell at himself in frustration. Brandon Kintzler later got out of a first-and-third jam by striking out pinch-hitter Devin Mesoraco to end the inning.

Cincinnati wasted a surprising outing by spot starter Daniel Corcino, who allowed just two hits and two runs in six innings.