The Brewers are running out of games. Milwaukee dropped a 4-2 decision to the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark Tuesday night while St. Louis blanked the Astros in Houston 4-0 giving the Cardinals a four and a half game lead for the final National League Wild Card spot with only eight games to play. MIlwaukee knew it was in for a battle facing now 19 game winner Johnny Cueto. He worked seven innings and allowed only two runs on five hits. Mike Fiers (9-9) took the loss for the Brewers. His late season slide continued, lasting only four and a third innings and getting roughed up for four runs on nine hits. Cincinnati tallied twice in the second and after Jean Segura knocked in a run in the top of fourth, the Reds answered with two more in the bottom half of the inning. Aramis Ramirez launched an upper deck shot in the seventh, his 26th of the year, giving him 99 runs batted in on the season. Jonathan Broxton and Aroldis Chapman held the Brewers hitless over the final two innings, Chapman earning his 36th save in the process. It's the first time Milwaukee has lost back to back games in over a month as they fall to 79-75. Shaun Marcum will face Bronson Arroyo in game two of the series Wednesday night.
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