MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mike Leake scattered four hits over 8 1-3 innings and Brandon Phillips had three RBI, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.
The Reds put the leadoff runner on base in each of the first seven innings and snapped a three-game losing streak.
Leake (8-4) bounced back from a rare rough start in his last outing and seemed to get stronger as the game progressed. He allowed four walks while striking out two.
Milwaukee starter Johnny Hellweg (0-3) had trouble throwing strikes and was battered for his fourth consecutive appearance. The right-hander, who made his major-league debut on June 28, allowed four runs on four hits and five walks in 4 1-3 innings.
Leake allowed four runs in just five innings during his last start July 5 in a 7-4 loss to Seattle, and gave up a first-inning run to Milwaukee. The right-hander then settled down, giving up Sean Halton's first major-league home run and a walk to Jeff Bianchi in the fifth before r...