MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After a miserable season in Milwaukee, Jimmy
Haynes has figured out the key to regaining his success: pitching
against the Brewers.
Haynes beat his former team for the third time this year as the
Cincinnati Reds topped the Brewers 5-4 on Sunday. Jose Guillen and Todd Walker homered for the Reds, who went 8-1
at Miller Park this season. Haynes (14-9) allowed two runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings.
He walked four and struck out four. Haynes, who was 8-17 for
Milwaukee last year, went 3-0 against the Brewers this season. "It was pretty much a battle the whole game for me,'' Haynes
said. "I wasn't really locating that good today.'' Haynes escaped bases-loaded situations in the first and third
innings without allowing a run. In the third, the bases were loaded
with nobody out but Richie Sexson hit into a 5-2-3 double play.
After Matt Stairs walked to reload the bases, Jim Rushford flied
out to left. "Some gorky hits went through,'' Cincinnati manager Bob Boone
said. "They weren't really pounding on him.'' Guillen hit a solo homer in the second inning off Nick
Neugebauer (1-5), who was pulled after 4 2-3 innings in his second
start following almost four months off with a shoulder injury.
Neugebauer allowed one run and four hits, striking out six.
Neugebauer was limited to between 80-85 pitches by manager Jerry
Royster. "He's ready for more than that, that's for sure,'' Royster
said. "He wasn't even sweating on a very hot day. He did a good
job. I'll be glad when we can put him out there and just let him
pitch.'' The Reds added two runs in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly
by Reggie Taylor and Kelly Stinnett's RBI double. Walker's two-run
homer in the ninth appeared to give Cincinnati a comfortable lead,
but Milwaukee rallied against closer Danny Graves. Keith Ginter led off with his third single of the game. Jeffrey
Hammonds flew out, but Sexson and Stairs walked. Rushford singled
home two runs to make the score 5-4, but pinch-hitter Ryan Thompson
grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to end the game. Graves got his 32nd save in 39 opportunities. Rushford led off the Brewers' sixth with a single and Bill Hall
tripled him home. Paul Bako drove in Hall with a groundout to make
the score 3-2.
Rushford had his first two career hits. Rushford had been
0-for-11 with Milwaukee after being the MVP at Triple-A
Indianapolis. ... Milwaukee's Eric Young had three hits for the
second straight game. ... Graves will make his first career start
against Pittsburgh on Tuesday after 362 relief appearances in the