The Milwaukee Brewers played for a series win against the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon, and they got it. By the end of this contest, the Brewers were winners, 9-4 and back to .500. Freddy Peralta got the start in this one and went 4.2 innings striking out seven while giving two runs.
The offense was the name of the game today for the Brew Crew, and they got the bats rolling in the top of the first by putting three runs on the board. Kolten Wong led the game off with a single. He would scamper to third when Avisail Garcia collected a two out single. Garcia would steal second, putting him in scoring position. Daniel Vogelbach followed with a walk to load the bases.
The Brewers scored their first run when Reds’ starter, Luis Castillo walked Travis Shaw. That scored Wong, and the bases were still loaded. Willy Adames was next, and he poked a single into centerfield, plating Garcia and Vogelbach. That hit was the first RBI hit for Adames as a Brewer, and it put Milwaukee on top 3-0.
Milwaukee added on in the top of the third. Christian Yelich led things off with a walk. Avisail Garcia followed with a 2-run opposite field bomb, and the Brewers were off and running.
The Reds got one back in the bottom of the third. Jesse Winker did what he has done this entire series. He homered for his fifth of the series and thirteenth of the season. The Reds got another run in the bottom of the fifth to inch a bit closer. Shogo Aikyama doubled to lead the inning off, and he scored when Nick Castellanos doubled.
The Brewers extended the lead in the top of the sixth. Willy Adames began the inning with a walk and went to second on a Luis Urias single. Both men scored when Kolten Wong tripled into the right centerfield gap.
Wong would score on a two out, RBI single from Christian Yelich.
The Brewers would add one more in the top of the ninth, and that run came in a much needed way for Brewer Nation. Christian Yelich went yard.
The Reds would score a couple more runs in the bottom the ninth, but that would be it. Milwaukee is headed back home for tomorrow’s action against the San Diego Padres. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 CT. Brandon Woodruff is set to take on a Padres starter TBD. The game can be heard on WTMJ 620 and the Brewers Radio Network. It can be seen on Bally Sports Wisconsin.