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Long ball fuels Brewers win over Reds


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder all hit solo homers Tuesday night and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 for the first time this season.

Milwaukee had been 0-4 against the Reds this year and losers of 19 of 22 against them before Weeks homered off reliever Logan Ondrusek (2-2) to lead off the eighth.

Fielder hit his to begin the second to drive in his major league-leading 23rd run. Braun's shot to start the fourth was his major league-leading ninth this season.

Brandon Phillips was back in the cleanup spot and hit a two-run homer in the fourth to give Cincinnati a 2-1 lead, but it wouldn't last.

Kameron Loe (2-1) worked the eighth and John Axford threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his fifth save.

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