Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 21, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 40090

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 1
Cincinnati 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 44-49 26-23 18-26 L2
Cincinnati 54-40 30-18 24-22 W3

Recap


Reds 6, Brewers 2:
Ryan Ludwick and Brandon Phillips hit two-run homers and Bronson Arroyo threw six solid innings to help Cincinnati clinch a series win over visiting Milwaukee.

The Reds jumped on Yovani Gallardo for a four-run first inning capped by Ludwick's blast, his 15th, into the second deck in left field. Phillips added a pair of insurance runs when he drove a hanging breaking ball from Jose Veras into the left-field seats.

The loss snapped a streak of three straight series wins against National League Central opponents by the Brewers and dropped them 9 1/2 games behind the division-leading Reds. 

Arroyo (5-6) struck out six and allowed two runs on five hits for his fourth quality start in his last five outings.

Gallardo (8-7) settled in after the rocky first and lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing just the four runs on nine hits. But the damage was done, as he snapped his streak of seven consecutive quality starts and dropped to 1-2 against the Reds this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: There has been at least one home run in 74 consecutive games at Great American Ball Park, the longest stretch since an 80-game streak at Coors Field in 2002-03. … The Reds have hit five home runs in the first two games of the series. … Gallardo failed to record a quality start for just the fourth time in 20 outings this season. … Arroyo improved to 2-0 versus the Brewers this season and 13-8 against them in his career.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Yovani Gallardo Player Bronson Arroyo
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 5
6.35 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Travis IshikawaPlayer Ryan Ludwick
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 6 0 9 .188 10 7 1 2 0 1
Cincinnati 10 2 19 .312 9 3 6 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Reds have a W/L % of .537 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 .432 after a win and .510 after a loss.