Brewers 6, Reds 5: Last takes

MILWAUKEE | The Milwaukee Brewers ended their five-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday.

Reds get off to another quick start

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Just like Friday night, the Reds put up three runs in the first inning. Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin allowed a single to Jesse Winker. Then, he was able to retire Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez.

With two outs, Derek Dietrich blasted a triple to right field scoring Winker. Puig followed with a two-run bomb to left-center making it 3-0.

Brewers strike back immediately

In his first lead off at bat of his career, Yasmani Grandal hit his first lead off home run. It was a rocket line drive to right field to cut the lead to 3-1. Grandal is the first Brewers catcher to ever lead off a game with a home run.

Christian Yelich worked a walk on the next at bat. Mike Moustakas doubled to left field moving Yelich to third. Lorenz Cain then worked a walk to load the bases with no outs.

After a strikeout by Eric Thames, the Brewers plated two runs thanks to a Jose Iglesias error allowing Orlando Arcia to reach first safely. Arcia was able to steal second and Travis Shaw grounded into a fielder’s choice scoring Cain to give the Crew a 4-3 lead.

Bullpen shuts the door

Matt Albers, Adrian Houser and Josh Hader mowed through the Reds lineup over the last four innings of the game. They didn’t allow a single run as the Brewers clinged to a 6-5 lead. Hader pitched the final two innings picking up his 18th save of the season.

What’s next?

The Brewers (41-36) will try to split the series with the Reds (36-39) on Sunday afternoon. Brandon Woodruff (8|24.02 ERA102 SO) will get the start for the Crew opposite of Anthony DeSclafani (4|34.22 ERA, 68 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm.

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