Sunday was a rather up-and-down day for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds will look to bounce back from a blown lead as Johnny Cueto returns against the Houston Astros on Monday night.
The Reds' lead in the NL wild-card race dropped to 4 1/2 games over Washington after they failed to hold four-run seventh-inning lead Sunday in a 6-5 loss at Milwaukee. Four relievers gave up a run apiece, with Zach Duke surrendering a walk-off home run to rookie Sean Halton in the bottom of the ninth.
"That is probably as crushing of a defeat as we've had all year," starter Bronson Arroyo said.
The pain of Halton's home run was exacerbated by Jay Bruce's near three-run homer in the top of the frame, which was robbed by Carlos Gomez.
"We can still finish strong, but that is not going to take away the sting we feel today," manager Dusty Baker said. "You have to feel the sting today and get over it tomorrow because we have another series tomorrow. This does hurt. It really hurts."
After losing for the...