MILWAUKEE (AP) – Rookie Corey Hart hit his first career homer, a three-run shot that capped a five-run eighth inning, as the Milwaukee Brewers snapped the Cincinnati Reds’ 10-game road winning streak with an 8-3 victory Sunday.

Lyle Overbay hit a go-ahead single in the eighth for Milwaukee, which had lost its last five games. The Brewers also halted Cincinnati’s season-high five-game winning streak.

Rickie Weeks led off the eighth with a single off reliever Matt Belisle (2-6). The right-hander then botched a sacrifice bunt attempt by Bill Hall that put runners at first and second.

Overbay, who entered the game with a .548 batting average against Cincinnati this season, failed to put down a sacrifice bunt, but redeemed himself with a single to right that scored Weeks.

Milwaukee added another run on a fielder’s choice by Geoff Jenkins. Hart, recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday night, homered with two outs for the first RBIs of his career.

Reliever Kane Davis (1-0), appearing in his first major league game since May 12, 2002, got the final out in the eighth for his first win since April 28, 2002, for the New York Mets.

Cincinnati tied it at 3 in the eighth on a two-out single by Ken Griffey Jr. With runners on first and second, Austin Kearns followed with a sharp line drive that was caught by a diving Jenkins in right field. Wes Helms’ double in the seventh drove in Jenkins to give Milwaukee a brief 3-2 lead.

Doug Davis didn’t have a decision for the eighth time in nine starts. The left-hander retired 10 batters in a row at one point. He struck out nine, two shy of matching his career high, and allowed four hits in seven innings.

Cincinnati starter Brandon Claussen had won his last three starts. But the left-hander allowed six hits in six innings to remain winless in three starts against Milwaukee this season.

Cincinnati took a 1-0 lead in the third. Olmedo led off with a walk, stole second and scored on a one-out single by Sean Casey.

Milwaukee answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Davis led off with his first career triple off Griffey’s glove in center field. Weeks followed with a sharp groundball off the glove of diving third baseman Edwin Encarnacion that scored Davis.

Weeks stole second, took third Hall’s fly to center, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Overbay.

Griffey led off the fourth with his 26th homer to tie it at 2.

Notes: Milwaukee made several transactions before the game. Relievers Matt Wise and Julio Santana were placed on the 15-day DL. To take their place, the Brewers recalled pitcher Jose Capellan from Nashville and purchased the Davis’ contract from Nashville. Jeff Cirillo was transferred to the 60-day DL. … The last triple by a Milwaukee pitcher was by Jeff D’Amico on April 12, 2001, against Houston. … The Reds haven’t won more than 10 straight road games since setting the club record of 15 from April 22-May 27, 1957.

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