National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Cincinnati|
(Saturday, August 24th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 3
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.
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 00:20:09 ET