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Brewers out-slug Reds 9-6 to open second half

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Home Run Derby winner Prince Fielder hit a three-run shot that got Milwaukee's offense going, and the Brewers took a first step in turning themselves around after the All-Star break by beating the Cincinnati Reds 9-6 on Thursday night.

Fielder won the All-Star home run competition on Monday night in St. Louis. He got the Brewers started on their second-half quest -- catching the Cardinals in the NL Central -- by connecting in the third inning off Homer Bailey (1-1). Milwaukee moved to two games behind the idle Cardinals.

Braden Looper (8-4) went 5 1-3 innings and had three hits of his own, including a broken-bat, RBI single that extended Milwaukee's five-run rally in the sixth inning.

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