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            === Cincinnati smacks four home runs, beats Brewers ===
 
 Cincinnati,  OH (Sports  Network) - Sixth-inning home runs by Ryan Ludwick and
 Zack  Cozart sent Cincinnati  in front for good, and the Reds knocked four out
 of the park in all to take a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.
 
 Ludwick  and Cozart were  two of seven position players to record at least two
 hits  for  Cincinnati, which received  seven-plus solid innings out of starter
 Bronson Arroyo in claiming its 13th win in 18 games.
 
 Arroyo (13-9) struck out six without a walk and was charged with three runs on
 seven  hits.  J.J. Hoover and  Aroldis Chapman finished  off the outing with a
 scoreless inning of work, with the latter earning his 33rd save.
 
 Wily Peralta worked around seven hits to allow just one run over five innings,
 but  John  Axford (6-7) couldn't hold  Milwaukee's 2-1 lead intact, serving up
 the homers to Ludwick and Cozart.
 
 Khris  Davis and  Scooter Gennett each knocked  in a run and Caleb Gindl hit a
 pinch-hit homer off Arroyo in the eighth for Milwaukee, which was coming off a
 6-4 win in the opener of this three-game set.
 
 Ludwick  was thrown out at the plate back in the fourth inning, but helped the
 Reds  get the run back in the sixth. Axford took over on the mound and Ludwick
 sent  his second pitch  over the wall for his first homer of the season, tying
 the score at 2-2.
 
 "It  looked like  his stuff was okay,  but he just must not be locating," said
 Brewers manager Ron Roenicke about Axford. "
 
 Jack  Hannahan  then reached with  a single and Cozart  sent the Reds in front
 with  a  two-run  shot over  the  left  center  field  wall. Votto  then  took
 reliever  Michael  Gonzalez deep to start  the seventh and Cozart added an RBI
 single off Burke Badenhop for a comfortable four-run cushion.
 
 Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Gomez each singled to start the second and both came
 in to score soon after to put the Brewers ahead 2-0. Ramirez trotted home when
 Davis  belted  a pitch up  in the zone  off the wall in  left for a double and
 Gomez, who moved to third on the extra-base hit, scored on Gennett's sac fly.
 
 "Luckily,  I  salvaged that inning only  giving up two runs," said Arroyo. "It
 was  big because if you give up that third one it makes a bit of a difference.
 We just stayed steady and came back."
 
 Cincinnati  was denied a run in the fourth when Ludwick was thrown out at home
 trying to score from first on a double from Hannahan, but Chris Heisey got the
 Reds on the board an inning later with a one-out solo homer.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Arroyo  has won  four straight  starts ...  Davis went  1-for-3 to  extend his
 hitting  streak to 10  games ... Not one player on Milwaukee had multiple hits
 ...  Shin-Soo Choo  was the only position  player for the Reds not to record a
 hit  ...  The Brewers were 1-for-7  with runners in scoring position while the
 Reds finished 1-for-6 with RISP.
 
 
 08/25 00:20:27 ET

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