Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 32986

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 33-41 18-18 15-23 L4
Cincinnati 41-32 23-15 18-17 W2


Reds 4, Brewers 3: Drew Stubbs hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as host Cincinnati edged Milwaukee for the second straight night.

After watching Bronson Arroyo's no-hit bid go down in flames in a three-run eighth inning, Stubbs emerged the hero with a leadoff blast to straightaway center field off Brewers closer John Axford (1-5).

Sean Marshall (2-3) worked a third of an inning to earn the victory while Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save, celebrating it with a pair of somersaults.

After hitting Ryan Braun with a pitch in the top of the first inning, Arroyo set down the next 20 Milwaukee batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk to George Kottaras in the eighth. Taylor Green was next and he laced a double to right field to end the no-hit bid.

Corey Hart followed with a two-run double to center and Norichika Aoki slapped a two-out single to shallow left field to tie the game. That spelled the end for Arroyo, who is just 1-4 in his last nine starts.

Jay Bruce opened the scoring in the bottom of the sixth, drilling a first-pitch fastball from Marco Estrada over the fence in right-center field with Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips aboard. It was the 17th home run of the season for Bruce, who is 4-for-11 with three homers and seven RBIs against Estrada.

That was the only mistake made by the Brewers right-hander, who limited Cincinnati to five hits over six strong innings while striking out a career-high 12.

GAME NOTEBOOK: There have already been three no-hitters thrown this season, equaling the total from all of 2011. ... Estrada (quad) was making his first appearance since being activated from the 15-day disabled list. He was expected to be on a strict count but wound up throwing 95 pitches, 62 of those for strikes. ... Chapman's save marked just his third scoreless outing in his last eight appearances.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Marco Estrada Player Bronson Arroyo
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.2
12 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 3
4.50 ERA 3.52
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Corey Hart Player Brandon Phillips
1 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 3 0 5 .100 5 7 3 2 1 0
Cincinnati 6 2 13 .200 5 15 4 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Reds have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Brewers have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .463 after a loss.
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