Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 18155

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 79-75 46-29 33-46 L2
Cincinnati 93-61 49-30 44-31 W1

Recap


Reds 4, Brewers 2: Dioner Navarro ripped a two-run single in the second inning and Johnny Cueto tossed seven solid frames as host Cincinnati dampened Milwaukee's postseason chances.

Jay Bruce drove in his career-high 98th run with an RBI double and Joey Votto added a run-scoring double of his own for the National League Central champion Reds, who moved into a tie with Washington for the best record in the National League.

Aramis Ramirez collected his 99th RBI with a solo homer in the seventh inning for the Brewers, who suffered their second straight loss to fall 4 1/2 games behind St. Louis in the race for the second wild card.

With the bases loaded in the second inning, Navarro fisted a fastball from rookie Mike Fiers (9-9) into shallow left field. Bruce and Chris Heisey races around the bases to give Cincinnati a 2-0 lead.

The offense proved more than enough for Cueto (19-9), who allowed two runs on five hits. Jonathan Broxton struck out the side in the eighth inning before Aroldis Chapman retired the side in the ninth for his 36th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker had a stroke last week as he was being released from a hospital for an irregular heartbeat. The 63-year-old Baker could rejoin the club next week in time for its regular-season finale, the team said. ... Fiers yielded four runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. ... Reds bench coach Chris Speier improved to 8-2 while filling in for Baker as manager.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Michael Fiers Player Johnny Cueto
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 7.0
8 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 5
8.31 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Aramis Ramirez Player Dioner Navarro
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
1 HR 0
4 TB 2
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 5 1 9 .167 1 8 2 0 0 0
Cincinnati 9 0 13 .290 14 10 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Reds have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .639 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Brewers have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .507 after a loss.