Brewers: Taylor Jungmann masterpiece caps 7-0 road trip


The Milwaukee Brewers capped a perfect 7-0 road trip through Philadelphia and Cincinnati on Sunday, getting eight superb innings from rookie right-hander Taylor Jungmann en route to a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.

The win also ran Milwaukee’s season-long winning streak to eight games.

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Jungmann allowed just a run on four hits over a career-best eight innings and Adam Lind drove in three runs to extend his streak of consecutive games with at least one RBI to a franchise-record-tying nine.

Three other Brewers have driven in runs in nine straight games—George Scott (April 30-May 9, 1975), Cecil Cooper (June 21-30, 1982) and Carlos Lee (May 1-10, 2005).

Jungmann (3-1) lost his shutout bid in the eighth when Brandon Phillips ripped a two-out RBI double.

“I thought I had the changeup going, where I haven’t thrown it as much the first five starts,” Jungmann told “Didn’t throw the breaking ball as much, fastball was pretty good. As far as location, the sinker was low so I was happy with it.”

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The Brewers (36-48) made life tough for Reds’ starter Mike Leake (5-5) in the first inning, grinding out 28 pitches.

But they managed just a lone run. Gerardo Parra led off with a single, Ryan Braun drew a one-out walk and Aramis Ramirez singled off the glove of third baseman Todd Frazier to chase Parra home.

Milwaukee went up 2-0 in the second. Jean Segura led off with a single and came around to score when Scooter Gennett doubled to right field.

Gennett was 11-for-28 with seven RBI on the road trip, during which the Brewers piled up 53 runs and improved their road record this season to 21-22.

The Brewers are, however, just 15-26 at Miller Park this year.

Braun belted a one-out double to right in the fifth and Lind extended his RBI streak with a single to right to put Milwaukee up 3-0.

The knockout blow came in the seventh off reliever Carlos Contreras. Parra greeted him with a massive 403-foot homer to right field. Jonathan Lucroy followed with a single and, one out later, Lind lined his 14th homer of the season to right.

“Guys see guys having good at-bats and it’s been contagious,” manager Craig Counsell said. “That’s gone on up and down the lineup. It’s success and then it’s confidence and then it’s contagious.”

The Brewers outscored the Reds (36-44) 25-5 in the three-game series and had a margin of 53-24 for the seven-game trip, which was just the second undefeated road trip of at least seven games in franchise history. Milwaukee swept three games at San Francisco and four in St. Louis from July 18-24, 2008.

The Brewers pounded out 13 hits Sunday, with Segura going 3-for-4 and Parra, Lind, Ramirez and Gennett each recording two safeties.

Neal Cotts walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning for Milwaukee.

The Brewers were hitting .233/.285/.372 as a team after a 3-2 loss at Kansas City on June 18. Since then, the club is a scorching .320/.377/.480 and is averaging 5.7 runs per game, going 12-4 during that stretch.

The team batting marks are up to a season-best .250/.303/.393 after Sunday.

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    Lohse is 5-2 lifetime against the Braves, with a 3.91 ERA in 13 starts and 78.1 innings. He split two starts against Atlanta in 2014, allowing four runs in 15 innings. His last time out on Wednesday, he got a win in Philadelphia, allowing four runs and nine hits in 6.1 innings.

    Wisler, 22, was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on June 19, two months after he was acquired from the San Diego Padres in the deal that sent All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego.

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