The Brewers seem to be getting back on track against Cincinnati after securing a 7-3 victory over the Reds on Saturday and getting back-to-back wins for the first time in the month of June.
The offense showed up early and often for Milwaukee against Graham Ashcraft and the Reds pitching staff. In the first inning, Christian Yelich led things off with a single, and advanced to second on a throwing error from left field. Two batters later, Rowdy Tellez brought Yelich home on a double to make it an early 1-0 Brewers lead.
Then in the 3rd inning, Willy Adames crushed a two run homer to dead center, his 13th of the season, which was followed by a Rowdy Tellez walk and a Luis Urias double that brought Tellez all the way home from first and the Brewers led 4-0.
Cincinnati would scratch one back in the 5th, but a Jace Peterson 2 RBI double over the head of Mike Moustakas would extend the Brewers lead to 6-1. Those extra runs would prove vital as a sacrifice fly from Moustakas and RBI single from Max Schrock would pull the Reds to within 3.
That would be as close as the Reds got, however, as Hunter Renfroe crushed a hanging curveball from Luis Cessa for his 12th homer of the year to get the Brewers out to a 7-3 lead and allow Craig Counsell to rest his ace relievers. Miguel Sanchez, Trevor Kelley, and Hoby Milner all followed Jason Alexander to close out the game.
Alexander secured his first big league victory, going 5.2 IP, allowing eight hits, three runs, two earned, with two strikeouts.
The Brewers go for the sweep on Sunday with Adrian Houser (3-7, 4.21 ERA) on the bump for the Crew against Mike Minor (1-2, 7.36 ERA) for the Reds.