Given their results over the past week, the Cincinnati Reds are probably thrilled to have reached the end of interleague play. They may not catch a break, though, when they welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to Great American Ball Park on Monday night.
That's because scheduled starter Yovani Gallardo and star outfielder Ryan Braun have been particularly tough to handle for Cincinnati in recent matchups.
The Reds (39-32) have seen their four-game NL Central lead over Pittsburgh cut to one over the last six contests. After getting swept in Cleveland, they returned home and dropped two of three to Minnesota over the weekend, and Aroldis Chapman's struggles continued Sunday.
The hard-throwing closer gave up a two-run homer to Josh Willingham in a 4-3 defeat for his second consecutive blown save and loss. Chapman is 0-4 while allowing eight earned runs in his last seven appearances after going 4-0 and yielding none in his first 24.
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