Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart each scored twice and tallied two
hits while Brandon Phillips drove in a pair for the Reds, who have
taken four of five from the National League Central-leading Brewers.
Jonathan Broxton worked a scoreless eighth and Aroldis Chapman
struck out two in a flawless ninth for his 11th save.
Francisco Rodriguez (2-2) was unable to keep Cincinnati off the
board in his only inning of work after his offense rallied from a
5-1 deficit in the seventh to tie the game. Khris Davis homered
while Scooter Gennett and Jonathan Lucroy each had two hits and
singled home a run for Milwaukee, which committed four errors.
Phillips, who was forced from Thursday’s victory over the Los
Angeles Dodgers with a finger injury, drove in the game’s first run
in the opening frame when he singled home Frazier. The Brewers
knotted it on Aramis Ramirez’s RBI double in the fourth before a
throwing error by starter Matt Garza and a fielding error by Davis
led to back-to-back run-scoring singles from Frazier and Joey Votto,
a sacrifice fly by Phillips and Jay Bruce’s RBI double.
Milwaukee made up the four-run deficit in the seventh as Davis
crushed a fastball from Homer Bailey into the right-field stands,
Gennett and Lucroy each singled home a run before Carlos Gomez tied
it with a two-out RBI double to left. Cozart singled to lead off the
ninth, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ramon Santiago and
came around on Hamilton’s liner to right.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Milwaukee had won nine of its previous 13 home
contests with Cincinnati. … Garza was charged with five runs (one
earned) over seven frames; the four unearned runs were one shy of
the number he collected over his first 13 starts. … Bailey was
tagged for four runs in 6 1/3 innings and failed to pick up a win
for the first time in five turns.
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