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Brewers dominated by Reds in 8-3 loss

At least Christian Yelich hit another homer?

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

WP: Trevor Bauer (2-0)
LP: Eric Lauer (0-1)

HR: Christian Yelich (3), Logan Morrison (1), Matt Davidson (1), Nick Castellanos (7)

The Cincinnati Reds refused to let Eric Lauer enjoy his first start as a Milwaukee Brewers, taking game one of the series 8-3.

Lauer looked alright in his first inning, but the Reds hit him hard in the second. With one out and runners on the corners, Lauer gave up an RBI double to Kyle Farmer to give the Reds an early 1-0 lead. After a Nick Senzel sac fly, the other Nick, Castellanos doubled in a run to bring the game to 3-0. Lauer could not get out of trouble, walking Eugenio Suarez and allowing a homer that just snuck over the wall to Matt Davidson and putting the Reds in a more than comfortable lead.

On the other side of the mound, Trevor Bauer continued his hot start by dominating Milwaukee batters. Over six innings, Bauer allowed just three hits, including a solo-homer to Logan Morrison in the fourth, while striking out 12 batters.

While Bauer dominated the hitters, the Brewers got into a deeper hole when Corey Knebel came on in the sixth inning. After a lead-off walk, Knebel gave up a two-run, two-out homer to Nick Castellanos, making it an 8-1 game.

The Brewers only managed to get more offense going in the eighth. With a runner on, Christian Yelich hit his third homer and second in two-days to add two runs for Milwaukee. That’d be it for the Crew though, as the next four hitters would be set down in order to seal their fate.

Game two of the weekend series gets underway at 6:10 p.m. tomorrow. Anthony DeSclafani will take the mound against Brett Anderson.