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Brewers Thumped By Cincinnati

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto and Scott Rolen had four hits apiece and the Cincinnati Reds roughed up Milwaukee Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo in a 12-4 win over Tuesday night to move into a tie for first in the NL Central.

The top four hitters in Cincinnati's lineup -- Phillips, Orlando Cabrera, Votto and Rolen -- finished 15 for 22 with eight runs and seven RBIs as the Reds matched a season high with 19 hits.

Rolen, who returned Monday night after missing nine games with a hamstring injury, snapped an 0-for-16 slump with hits in his first four plate appearances.

Rickie Weeks homered for the third time in as many days for Milwaukee, which saw its season-best five-game winning streak snapped. The Reds trail St. Louis by percentage points in the standings.

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