Billy Hamilton also homered among three hits while Ryan Ludwick
had three doubles, a single and two runs scored as the Reds set a
season high in runs and hits (19). Mike Leake (4-6) was the
beneficiary of the support, getting the win despite allowing four
runs in five innings before three relievers finished off
Cincinnati's sixth win in its last eight road games.
Marco Estrada (5-4) gave up all three of the Reds' home runs and
five runs overall in five innings for Milwaukee. Jonathan Lucroy
homered and Scooter Gennett doubled in a pair of runs to pace the
attack for the Brewers, who suffered their first series loss since
losing three of four at Atlanta from May 19-22.
Hamilton homered on the sixth pitch of the game and Phillips
followed a base hit by Joey Votto later in the first with a blast to
center to make it 3-0. Estrada's RBI single and Gennett's double
tied it in the fourth before Hamilton led off the fifth and Frazier
went deep to give Cincinnati the lead for good.
The Reds opened the eighth with six straight singles, the last by
Hamilton to make it 8-4, and a bases-loaded walk to Votto and a
sacrifice fly by Phillips capped a five-run rally. Frazier piled it
on with a two-run double in the ninth to cap his four-RBI effort as
Cincinnati produced nine hits in its final two frames.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati evened the all-time series in games played
at Milwaukee (64-64). ... Estrada has given up 23 home runs, seven
more than any other pitcher in baseball entering the day. ... The
Reds have Monday off before playing three games at Pittsburgh. The
Brewers open a four-game series in Arizona on Monday.
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