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Brewers rebound to defeat Reds, 7-2

Field Level Media
11 Jun 2021, 07:19 GMT+10

Jace Peterson delivered a go-ahead two-run single and drove in three runs, and Daniel Vogelbach homered for the second consecutive day as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Thursday afternoon.

Cincinnati native Brent Suter (7-3) pitched two innings of relief of Freddy Peralta to earn his second win of the season against his hometown team. Brad Boxberger, Hoby Milner and Trevor Richards closed out the game for Milwaukee, which returned to its winning ways one day after a five-game win streak came to an end.

The win was Milwaukee's 14th in 18 games and helped the Brewers tie the idle Chicago Cubs atop the NL Central.

For the second straight day Luis Urias was hit by a pitch to open the game, this time against Reds starter Luis Castillo. After a one-out walk, Avisail Garcia's hot smash past Joey Votto at first plated Urias from second for a 1-0 Milwaukee lead.

Votto opened the second inning for Cincinnati with his 301st career homer and first hit since returning from the injured list on Tuesday. The 400-foot towering homer landed several rows deep in the right field stands and tied the game, 1-1.

Heavy rains came in the fourth inning and the teams continued to play. Castillo (2-9) retired 11 straight before the eventual 37-minute rain delay.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell pulled Peralta for Suter to start the fifth. Peralta yielded only the Votto homer and a double to Nick Castellanos in four innings of one-run work. Facing Suter, Jesse Winker delivered a two-out single to left to put the Reds ahead, 2-1.

Castillo struck out Urias to open the sixth to set down his 15th straight batter before running into trouble. He issued back-to-back one-out walks to Vogelbach and Christian Yelich. After a strikeout of Garcia for the second out, Reds manager David Bell pulled Castillo for Lucas Sims, who immediately allowed a game-tying ground-rule double to Willy Adames. Peterson's bloop single in front of Winker in left scored two and the Brewers led, 4-2.

Vogelbach drilled a two-run shot to right-center off lefty Sean Doolittle that put Milwaukee ahead 6-2 in the seventh. Peterson's RBI double in the eighth off Art Warren made it 7-2.

--Field Level Media

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