Braun ends slump with RBI double, Brewers top Reds

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Associated Press

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun snapped an 0-for-18 slump with an RBI double in the eighth, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win Wednesday over the Cincinnati Reds.

Jonathan Broxton (1-1) started the eighth with the Reds leading 2-1. He retired the first two batters before an infield single by Norichka Aoki. With Carlos Gomez up to bat, Aoki stole second and took third on catcher Dioner Navarro's throwing error. Gomez hit a soft liner that just got over the outstretched glove of shortstop Wilson Valdez and Aoki scored to tie the game.

Gomez stole second and Braun followed with a sharp liner into left to plate Gomez.

Broxton had given up only three hits and no earned runs in his last four outings.

John Axford (4-6) pitched the eighth for the win and Jim Henderson got his second save.

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