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Reds 6, Brewers 1

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W: Bronson Arroyo (2-0)
L: Manny Parra (0-2)

HR: J.J. Hardy (2), Jerry Hairston (1)

MVP: Jason Kendall (+.072)
LVP: Rickie Weeks (-.159)

FanGraphs Win Expectancy Graph
SB Nation Coverage

The Brewers lost their fourth straight game tonight, managing just one run on four hits against Bronson Arroyo. Manny Parra deserved better, he allowed just three runs on three hits in six innings, striking out four and walking four. The two run home run he allowed to Jerry Hairston in the third was the deciding factor.

The Brewers were held to just four hits and four walks, including two walks by Corey Hart, tying a career high. The Brewers had runners in scoring position and one out or less in the third, fourth and seventh innings but did not score.

The game was closer than the score would indicate: the Reds scored three in the ninth to expand the lead to five.