Cincinnati Reds defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 5-3

Cincinnati — In terms of a springboard for the second half of the season, splitting four games against the Cincinnati Reds wasn't exactly what the Milwaukee Brewers had in mind.

"It's not good enough," infielder Craig Counsell said. "We took two of the first three games. You want to win the series. We've got to do better."

The 5-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday at Great American Ball Park was frustrating in so many ways for the Brewers.

Frustrating to lose for the fou...