Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 22, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Chris Conroy, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 32884

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 44-50 26-23 18-27 L3
Cincinnati 55-40 31-18 24-22 W4

Recap

Reds 2, Brewers 1: Johnny Cueto got the better of rookie Mike Fiers in a pitcher's duel that snapped a streak of 74 consecutive games at Great American Ball Park with at least one home run as National League Central leader Cincinnati finished a three-game sweep of division rival Milwaukee.

In the first game at Great American Ball Park without a home run since July 29, 2011, the Reds resorted to small ball to push across two in the third. Chris Heisey singled, stole second and scored on Wilson Valdez's looping single to center to tie it at 1. Valdez then moved to third on Fiers' wild pickoff attempt and scored on Brandon Phillips' sacrifice fly.

That was enough for Cueto (12-5), who struck out nine and allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings. Cueto has not allowed more than three runs in any of his last 10 starts.

Logan Ondrusek worked around a pair of two-out singles in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman struck out two and worked around a one-out walk in the ninth for his 17th save. Chapman struck out Ryan Braun to strand the tying run at second base.

Fiers (3-4) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over six innings to lower his ERA to 1.96. The 27-year-old right-hander has a 0.89 ERA over his last six starts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Aramis Ramirez's RBI single in the third snapped Cueto's 23-inning scoreless streak at Great American Ball Park, the second-longest in the park's history behind Carlos Zambrano (30). … The Brewers have scored two runs or fewer in six of Fier's nine starts, including four of the last five. … Chapman has recorded 27 of his past 34 outs by strikeout. … Former Reds SS Barry Larkin was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Michael Fiers Player Johnny Cueto
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 9
5 Hits 8
1.50 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Martin Maldonado Player Brandon Phillips
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 10 0 15 .270 15 11 1 2 1 1
Cincinnati 8 0 9 .276 8 5 2 0 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Reds have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Brewers have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .500 after a loss.