CINCINNATI (Ticker) --
to their longest winning streak in more than 15 years, but it was a costly and unfashionable one.
Hall hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning as the Brewers extended their winning streak to 10 games and completed their first four-game sweep of the
with a 4-3 victory.
Jenkins homered in every game of the series, including a solo shot off
in the third inning, before leaving in the seventh with a fracture of the left thumb that is expected to sideline him for the rest of the season.
The Brewers are enjoying their longest winning streak since a 10-game run from April 6-May 9, 1988, when they were in the American League. They won a club-record 13 straight in 1987.
"It is very hard to win 10 straight. This game was very hard," manager
said. "It was a battle. Our guys persevered."
Yost and his coaches left the stadium in Hooter's outfits, making good on a promise to dress in such a fashion on the way to Chicago if the Brewers won 10 straight games.
opened the 10th with a double off loser
(9-4). One out later, Hall hit his third homer of the season to left field to put Milwaukee in front, 4-2.
"When I hit it, I thought it was a sacrifice fly," Hall said. "I'm surprised it went out."
Valerio De Los Santos (3-3) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
Dan Kolb pitched a shaky 10th inning for his 13th save.
"Those guys are playing as well as anyone in baseball," Reds manager Dave Miley said.
Cincinnati cut the lead to 4-3 as D'Angelo Jimenez came home on an error by Hall at second base. But Kolb retired
on a ground ball with the bases loaded to end the game.
Jenkins, who had seven RBI in the series, was injured trying to score on a single by Perez in the seventh. He will be evaluated in Milwaukee on Friday.
"I hit the shin guard and I made a wide slide and had to reach back for the plate," Jenkins said. "Then it got stiff. It's fractured. I'm going to see a doctor and decide whether to put it in a cast or put a pin in it."
It is another setback for Jenkins, whose 2002 season was cut short in July by an ankle injury.
"I fought so hard to come back from the ankle. I'm disappointed," said Jenkins, who is hitting .2967 with 28 homers. "I can't enjoy this winning streak. I felt so good at the plate."
The Reds tied the game at 2-2 in their half of the seventh with the help of a Milwaukee miscue.
led off with a single and came all the way around to score when second baseman
could not handle the throw from first baseman
on a sacrifice by LaRue. The ball sailed down the right field line, allowing Stenson to score.
Wilson lasted six innings, allowing two runs - one earned - and seven hits.
pitched one batter into the seventh and also gave up two runs - one earned - and five hits. Jimenez had an RBI double in the first for the Reds.
John Vander Wal
of Milwaukee had an RBI single in the fifth.