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National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Cincinnati



(Sunday, April 3rd)

Final Score: Cincinnati 12, Milwaukee 3

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Ryan Hanigan tied a career-high with four hits, including a pair of homers and four runs batted in, as the Cincinnati Reds routed the Milwaukee Brewers, 12-3, to complete the three-game sweep at Great American Ball Park.

Hanigan hit a three-run and a solo homer, while Brandon Phillips added three hits, including a three-run shot for Cincinnati, which resumes its season- opening six-game homestand on Tuesday against Houston.

Jonny Gomes chipped in with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate, including a solo homer in the win. The Reds started the season 3-0 for the first time since 2005.

"When we're swinging the bats like we swung them today it's a beautiful thing," Phillips said. "We're very entertaining."

Bronson Arroyo (1-0) went seven strong innings, yielding three runs on six hits with five strikeouts. He also went 1-for-2 with a double. The 34-year-old right-hander went 17-10 with a 3.88 earned run average in 33 starts over 215 2/3 innings last season.

Rickie Weeks had a solo homer and RBI double, while Ryan Braun also went yard for the Brewers, who head home to face Atlanta for the start of a four-game series on Monday.

Randy Wolf (0-1) was touched for six runs on 10 hits and two walks in four innings of work. He finished with five strikeouts. The lefty posted a 13-12 record to go with a 4.17 ERA in 34 starts in 2010.

Weeks opened the game with solo homer to left, the second time in the series he accomplished the feat. He also hit a leadoff shot on Thursday.

However, Gomes' one-out blast to left-center in the second tied things. Then later in the inning, with runners on first and second and still only one out, Paul Janish slapped a run-scoring single to right. Phillips struck out swinging with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Milwaukee pulled even at 2-2 on Weeks' RBI double in the third, but the Reds responded with a four-sport in the fourth.

With runners on second and third, and two down, Drew Stubbs' infield single plated one and Phillips followed with a towering three-run homer to left for a 6-2 game.

Hanigan launched a slider into the left-field seats in the fifth, but Braun hammered a solo shot to left-center in the sixth.

Scott Rolen's sacrifice fly and a three-run blast by Hanigan put the Reds up by a comfortable 11-3 margin in the sixth. Miguel Cairo added a pinch-hit, run-scoring single in the seventh.

Logan Ondrusek threw a scoreless eighth inning and Aroldis Chapman came in and worked a perfect ninth to end the game.

"When [the Reds] are locked in for three games, you can get beat," Brewers manager Ron Reonicke said. "If we aren't on top of our game against a club like this, then they're going to beat us."

Game Notes

The Reds were 11-3 against the Brewers last season, going 7-1 against them in Cincinnati...Arroyo improved to 10-7 in 22 career appearances against Milwaukee...Despite taking the loss, Wolf is still a respectable 10-4 in 21 games versus Cincinnati.

04/03 19:42:35 ET

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