Cincinnati Reds defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 8-4

Cincinnati — There was no official announcement, but the three players the Brewers will call up Wednesday when rosters can be expanded are expected to be reliever Carlos Villanueva, third baseman Mat Gamel and pitching prospect Jeremy Jeffress.

"That would be good speculation," manager Ken Macha said Tuesday.

A source later confirmed that Jeffress indeed is coming up.

Gamel has been red-hot with Class AAA Nashville, batting .309 with 24 doubles, 13 homers and 67 R...

Cincinnati — As the Milwaukee Brewers' decision makers think about ways to improve the starting rotation for 2011, they should pause to ask a pertinent question about the best pitcher on this year's staff.

What's wrong with Yovani Gallardo?

The Brewers' ace absorbed another beating Tuesday night, continuing a trend that began when he returned from an oblique injury in late July. Gallardo was ripped for nine hits - including six doubles and a home run - in five-plus i...