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Reds rally to lift Lehr to win over Brewers



AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Justin Lehr overcame a rocky start Thursday to pitch into the eighth inning and drew a key walk in Cincinnati's five-run fifth, helping the Reds to an 8-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that completed a three-game sweep.

Lehr (3-1) struck out a career-high seven over 7 2-3 innings and Cincinnati matched its season-best winning streak at four. The Reds are 13-26 since the All-Star break.

Lehr settled down after a rough first inning and walked with two outs in the fifth to start Cincinnati's comeback. Joey Votto homered, drove in two runs and scored twice to help the Reds rally from a 4-0 deficit.

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