singled with one out in the top of the 10th inning to extend his hitting streak to nine games. He advanced to second on a groundout by Ken Griffey Jr. and scored when Kearns stretched his hitting streak to 13 contests with a single to left field.
"That was a big spot in the game and I was struggling the whole game long," Kearns said. "I was trying to get a pitch to hit. I just try not to do too much or I might get excited and swing too hard. I tried to relax."
Kearns is batting .314 with four home runs and six RBI during his streak, which ties a career high.
"I'm impressed with Kearns and I'm not surprised with anything he does," Reds manager
said. "He's mature beyond his years. It's a thought process he goes through when he's at bat. He's been impressive with everything he's done."
Boone followed with his 13th home run of the season, a blast to left field off
"I don't know if I can comment on anything other than the way I pitched," said DeJean, who gave up three runs in one inning. "I pitched like (garbage). The ball squirted out of my hand to Boone and he hit it out. That's all I can comment on."
Boone belted a solo shot in the second inning and recorded his third multi-homer game of the season.
The Reds have hit a home run in 13 straight games for the first time since May 7-22, 1999.
"Griffey and (Adam) Dunn can do it, (Kearns) and me to a lesser degree," Boone said trying to explain the home run-hitting prowess by Cincinnati, which leads the National League in homers. "Our lineup is one of the stronger points of the team. If they make a mistake, we'll jump on it."
had a game-tying RBI single in the seventh for Cincinnati, which snapped a three-game losing streak.
Williamson, who blew his first save of the season Saturday when he allowed
's three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, twice faced the tying run at the plate in the 10th but got
to foul out and
to fly out.
"It's always great to get back out there and help the team win," the reliever said. "That was yesterday. Today is a new day. Obviously, I try to learn from my mistakes. I went out there and threw all fastballs and challenged them. I don't think I threw a single breaking ball."
John Vander Wal
had a two-run double in the first inning for the Brewers, who failed to pull off their first three-game sweep since taking three straight from the Reds from August 30-September 1.
Richie Sexon's run-scoring double gave Milwaukee a 3-1 lead in the third, but Cincinnati cut its deficit to one run in the fifth.
led off the inning with a double, went to third on
's single and scored when Reds starter
grounded into a double play.