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Reds hold off Brewers 4-3; Cinci magic number down to 4

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Edinson Volquez continued to make his case that he should be a big part of Cincinnati's postseason rotation by allowing one run over eight innings, and the Reds held on in a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Jim Edmonds homered before hurting himself rounding the bases and the Reds didn't make it easy in the ninth.

Closer Francisco Cordero converted his 38th save, but two runs scored with two outs on a pair of errors when right fielder Jay Bruce made a wild throw that also went through Cordero's legs.

The Reds moved eight games ahead of St. Louis, which lost 5-2 to Pittsburgh, and now just need any combination of four wins or four losses by the Cardinals to clinch the NL Central.

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