Brewers Score Eight Two-Out Runs, Beat Reds 8-3

May 8, 2012: Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Nyjer Morgan (2) reacts after scoring during the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

W: Yovani Gallardo (2-3)
L: Homer Bailey (1-3)

HR: Cesar Izturis (1), Jay Bruce (10)

MVP: Yovani Gallardo (+.184)
LVP: Travis Ishikawa (-.044)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

It's only May and it's probably too early to be this concerned, but I think we all really needed this one.

Two-out hits were the story of the night tonight, as all eight Brewer runs scored after two men had been retired in various innings tonight. Jonathan Lucroy set the tone with an 0-2 bases loaded single in the first, giving the Crew a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish.

Ryan Braun drove in the Brewers' third run with a double in the second, and went 3-for-4 tonight with a walk. Travis Ishikawa was the only Brewer starter who didn't reach base safely tonight: Even Yovani Gallardo got into the act with an RBI single.

Speaking of Gallardo, he was pretty good tonight. He allowed two runs on a long home run by Jay Bruce but little else. He gave up the aforementioned two runs on just four hits over six innings, walking two and striking out eight. He probably could have gone longer, but he'd already thrown 103 pitches after six and the Brewers had the game in hand by that point.

In tonight's most unlikely event, Cesar Izturis drove in the Brewers' final run with his first solo home run since July of 2010.

The two teams finish this series at 12:10 tomorrow, but FS Wisconsin isn't televising it. Johnny Cueto will start for the Reds against Zack Greinke.

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