Brewers Complete Sweep with 3-1 Victory

Cincinnati ~ After being swept  the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers are now on the other end of the broomstick by sweeping the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.

Wade Miley was outstanding and the offense contributed enough to leave Cincy with a 3-1 victory, which completed the three game series sweep. Miley looked as exceptional as he was in Spring Training, going 6 innings, allowing three hits, and one run. HE was able to work his fastball in on hitters and his curve ball late in the count was his key to success in a stadium notoriously difficult to pitch in.

Miley only ran into trouble once, which came in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Reds leadoff hitter walked before Devin Mesoraco doubled in the game-tying run. The following batter walked, but Miley retired Luis Castillo and Billy Hamilton via the strikeout.

Dan Jennings pitched in the seventh inning, but Craig Counsell gave Jeremy Jeffress the nod for the eighth and ninth innings. Jeffress completed his second multiple inning save for the second night in a row to lock in the win for the Brew Crew.

Milwaukee got its first run of the game in the second inning when Orlando Arcia drove in Jesus Aguilar on a base hit to right field.

Christian Yelich helped the Brewers retake the lead on a mammoth solo shot in the top of the the fifth inning.

Travis Shaw left the game in the second inning when he fouled a ball off of his foot. Hernan Perez replaced him at third, and the club has stated that Shaw left with a toe contusion.

The Brew Crew will start a three game set Friday, against the Pittsburgh Pirates at home.

By Jacob Szczap

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