Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:35 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Wegner, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 23411

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 5 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 80-76 46-29 34-47 L1
Cincinnati 94-62 50-31 44-31 W1

Recap


Reds 2, Brewers 1: Todd Frazier belted a two-out homer to tie the game in the ninth inning and Dioner Navarro ripped a game-winning RBI triple as host Cincinnati dealt Milwaukee a critical blow to its postseason hopes.

John Axford (5-8) struck out his first two batters in the ninth inning before Frazier turned on a first-pitch offering and deposited it over the wall in center field to tie the game. Jay Bruce promptly singled before Navarro got the better of Axford by lacing the ball into right-center field for his fourth career triple to whip Great American Ball Park into a frenzy.

The Reds moved a half-game behind Washington in the race for homefield advantage throughout the postseason. The Nationals faced Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Carlos Gomez led off the third inning with his 17th homer for the Brewers, who dropped two of three to fall four games behind idle St. Louis in the race for the second wild card in the National League. Both teams have six games remaining.

Jonathan Broxton (3-1) scattered two hits in one scoreless inning to pick up the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gomez's blast was his first since Sept. 3. ... Milwaukee will begin a three-game set with visiting Houston on Friday before wrapping up its season against San Diego. ... Cincinnati visits Pittsburgh on Friday to play a three-game series before traveling to St. Louis to wrap up its regular season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Wily Peralta Player Mat Latos
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 3
2 Hits 3
0.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Carlos Gomez Player Xavier Paul
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 1
.667 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 5 1 8 .156 9 5 1 1 1 0
Cincinnati 6 1 11 .200 6 12 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Reds have a W/L % of .574 after a win and .645 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Houston. The Brewers have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .513 after a loss.