Yelich hits RBI double in 11th, Brewers top Reds, widen lead

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Milwaukee Brewers' Willy Adames yells at second base after hitting an RBI single during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, July 17, 2021. Willy Adames advanced to second base on the throw to home plate. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich doubled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 to widen their lead in the NL Central.

The Reds loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th, but with an empty bench, manager David Bell sent pitcher Wade Miley up to pinch hit for reliever Ryan Hendrix.

He grounded out to second to end the game. After losing three of four to the Reds at home before the All-Star break, Milwaukee has opened this series with two straight wins to take a six-game lead.