After a slow start in the first few innings in which it looked like the Reds were going to bounce back and tie the series, Milwaukee’s bats finally woke up as they came storming back and stretched their current streak to four games.
In the fourth inning, the Brewers got on the board when catcher, Manny Piña doubled to drive in Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana and bring Milwaukee to within one at 3-2. Piña had four hits in the night.
The real fireworks didn’t start until the sixth and seventh innings, however, when the Brewers scored four runs in back to back frames to grab the lead for good. The rally was highlighted by a double from Johnathon Villar that put the Brewers ahead, a two run blast by Eric Thames which extended the lead and a two run triple that busted the game wide open.
The Brewers got a decent outing from starter, Tommy Milone, who allowed three runs on six hits in five innings but the team had to rely on another stellar outing from the bullpen to basically lock the Reds offense.
After tonight’s win, the Brewers have already secured at least a split in the four game series which continues tomorrow at 12:10 pm in Cincinnati.