Series: Game 2 of 4

Milwaukee leads 2-0 (as of 8/26)

Game 1: Monday, August 25
Game 2: Tuesday, August 26
Game 3: Wednesday, August 27
Game 4: Thursday, August 28
in 10

Brewers 7

(56-75, 29-36 away)

Reds 1

(58-73, 30-36 home)

    7:10 PM ET, August 26, 2003

    Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 

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    MIL 002200300 7 9 1
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    W: D. Davis (5-6)

    L: D. Serafini (0-1)

    Davis' four-hitter, Jenkins' four hits pace Brewers

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Doug Davis pitched a four-hitter and the Milwaukee Brewers won their eighth straight game, defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 Tuesday night.

    Geoff Jenkins had a career high-tying four hits, including a two-run homer, as the Brewers extended their longest winning streak since a nine-game string in 1997.

    With a 56-75 record, Milwaukee matched its win total from last season.

    Wes Helms also hit a two-run homer as the Brewers sent the Reds to their third straight loss.

    Davis (1-0), who signed with Milwaukee in July as a minor league free agent, earned his first NL victory. He struck out two and walked one.

    Davis gave up an unearned run and lowered his ERA to 1.31 since joining the Brewers. He opened the season with Texas and also pitched for Toronto before being released.

    Dan Serafini (0-1), signed by the Reds out of the Mexican League, allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings. He made his first appearance in the majors since starting for Pittsburgh against the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 29, 2000.

    The Reds took a 1-0 lead in the first without getting a hit. Ryan Freel led off with a sharp grounder to third that bounced through Helms' legs at third base for a two-base error. Freel moved up on Ray Olmedo's sacrifice bunt and scored on D'Angelo Jimenez's sacrifice fly.

    The Brewers took a 2-1 lead in the third on Scott Podsednik's one-out walk and Jenkins' 26th home run.

    Jenkins also singled and doubled off Serafini, giving him six hits in seven career at-bats against the left-hander.

    Milwaukee made it 4-1 in the fourth when Brady Clark led off with a walk and Helms hit his 17th homer and second in two nights.

    The Brewers added to their lead in the seventh. Podsednik greeted reliever Phil Norton with a single, Keith Ginter walked, and Jenkins hit an RBI single that glanced off first baseman Sean Casey's glove. ^Notes:@ Serafini, Scott Randall and Norton became the 26th, 27th and 28th pitchers used by the Reds this season, a club single-season record. They used 25 in 1997 and 2001. ... Randall and Norton made their major league debuts along with Tim Hummel, who grounded out in a sixth-inning pinch-hit appearance. ... Hummel and Norton became the 52nd and 53rd players used by the Reds this season. The previous record of 51 was set in 1993. All four players joined the Reds on Tuesday. ... Podsednik extended his career-high hitting streak to 11 games.

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