Great American Ball Park hasn't been kind to the Milwaukee Brewers lately. First and foremost, the Cincinnati Reds have been one of the National League's best teams and are tough to beat at home. But the Brewers haven't played consistent enough baseball to earn a series win in Cincinnati in quite some time.
With a chance to clinch their first road series win over the Reds since Sept. 2011, Milwaukee struggled Sunday to limp to a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Reds.
It was a familiar script for the Brewers, as Reds outfielder Jay Bruce homered again against them, while right-hander Johnny Cueto continued his dominance of Milwaukee.
"We didn't play a good game today," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "We know this is a really good team. We know we have to play well to beat them. I thought we played really well the first two games, and we didn't play well today. Defensively we didn't play well at all. Offensively, I know Cueto is a great pitcher, we didn't have a lot of opportunities ...