Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 28108

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 9 0
Milwaukee 2 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 8 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 15-14 8-6 7-8 L1
Milwaukee 13-17 7-7 6-10 W1

Recap


Brewers 8, Reds 3: Ryan Braun went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Yovani Gallardo pitched six solid innings as host Milwaukee exploded offensively to snap a three-game losing skid.

The Brewers earned just their second win in the past seven games and broke out at the plate after averaging 1.2 runs in those previous five losses.

Braun, who entered the game hitting .375 with five home runs and eight RBIs in the last six outings, scored on a two-run single from Jonathan Lucroy in the first. He then put Milwaukee ahead 3-0 with a two-out RBI ground-rule double to left field in the second inning.

Aramis Ramirez broke the game open with a two-out, three-run triple into deep right with the bases loaded in the fourth.

Gallardo (2-3) went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts to snap a four-start winless drought. Gallardo helped his cause with a RBI single to make the score 7-0 in the fifth.

Cesar Izturis made the game 8-2 with a solo home run in the seventh, his first homer since 2010.

Jay Bruce’s 10th home run of the year, a two-run shot in the sixth, was the lone highlight for the Reds, who suffered just their second loss in the last six outings.

Scott Rolen trimmed the lead to five runs in the eighth with a RBI double that scored Brandon Phillips. Phillips finished 2-for-4 and scored twice.

Homer Bailey (1-3) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on six hits.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and manager Ron Roenicke were given contract extensions Tuesday. … Bruce extended his hitting streak to 11 games. … Rolen hit career double No. 506, tying Babe Ruth for 48th all-time.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Milwaukee
Homer Bailey Player Yovani Gallardo
Loss W/L Win
3.2 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 8
6 Hits 4
14.73 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   Milwaukee
Jay Bruce Player Ryan Braun
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 9 1 16 .250 14 10 3 2 0 0
Milwaukee 11 1 18 .324 15 10 8 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Brewers have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Reds have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .615 after a loss.
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