Reds win series but Brewers hit six homers

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Yes, the  Milwaukee Brewers lost the series to the Cincinnati Reds, but a giant boost of hope looms over the whole ball club.  The Brewers clobbered six home runs in the last two games and hit four of them Wednesday afternoon.  However, the series didn’t start out great.

In game one, the Reds hot bats carried them to victory over Jimmy Nelson and the Brew Crew, 9-6. Cincinnati hit Jimmy Nelson early and overcame a Brewers four-run ninth inning to get the win. The Reds had a big second inning and scored three runs in the fourth inning to make it 7-1 Reds.  Jimmy Nelson allowed an RBI single to opposing pitcher, Jason Marquis. Meanwhile, Marquis pitched eight innings of great work allowing seven hits and two runs to keep the Brewers quiet.

The second game also went to the Reds after great pitching by Johnny Cueto won it for the Reds 4-2.  Supported by three-homers, Cueto also pitched eight innings.  He gave up two runs, both earned, and three hits without one walk.  Kyle Lohse pitched for the Brewers, allowing four hits and four runs over seven innings.   Ryan Braun and Adam Lind each  hit home runs for Milwaukee.  For Cincinnati Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, and, Morlon Byrd all hit homers.

The Crew came out victorious in the final game of the series winning 8-3.  Michael Lorenzon made his Major League debut for the Reds on Thursday.  Cincinnati got on the board first, when Todd Frazier homered.   Adam Lind didn’t let the Reds lead last and he answered with another home run.  Also, in the bottom of the second, Khris Davis hit a homer of his own.  Ryan Braun hit two more home runs for the Brewers, capping off his big day with a grand slam to put the game away.  Matt Garza earned the win pitching through 6.2 innings, giving up five hits and two runs.

Milwaukee start a three game series at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

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