CINCINNATI (AP) – Adam Dunn led off the ninth inning with his 28th home run, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Dunn hit a 2-2 pitch from Julio Santana (2-4) into the right-field seats to give the Reds their ninth victory in 13 games. David Weathers (6-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.

Milwaukee starter Doug Davis set a career high with 11 strikeouts, but was left with his fifth no-decision in five starts. He allowed six hits and two runs with one intentional walk in eight innings.

Davis is 0-1 in six starts since beating the Cubs 9-5 on June 22.

Cincinnati’s Luke Hudson, who was 0-5 with a 10.72 ERA in his previous six starts, lasted six innings for the first time since his first start this season on June 9. He allowed six hits and two runs.

Carlos Lee, who went into the game leading the NL with 82 RBIs, gave Milwaukee a 1-0 lead in the first. He followed Lyle Overbay’s two-out single with a ringing double to the warning track in left-center.

The run was Milwaukee’s first off Hudson in 12 2-3 innings.

Sean Casey singled leading off the fourth and Austin Kearns followed with his seventh homer and first since June 3 to give the Reds a 2-1 lead. The opposite-field shot bounced off the top of the fence in the right-field corner.

Since returning to the lineup on Thursday after being recalled from Triple-A Louisville, the former first-round draft pick (1998) has gotten at least one hit in all four starts and is batting .438 (7-for-16) with five RBIs.

Milwaukee tied the score in the fifth on Chad Moeller’s leadoff double and Brady Clark’s one-out single.

Notes: Reds CF Ken Griffey Jr. got the day off after making 21 consecutive starts. … INF Rich Aurilia also got the day off despite a seven-game hitting streak, which ended when he grounded out as a pinch-hitter to end the seventh. … Overbay extended his hitting streak to eight games. … Geoff Jenkins went 0-for-4, snapping his career-best hitting streak at 16 games, also Milwaukee’s season high. … The first five of Davis’ 11 strikeouts were looking. He also got Wily Mo Pena looking to end the sixth for his 10th strikeout, surpassing his previous career high of nine.

AP-ES-07-24-05 1627EDT


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