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Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 2:10 PM

Cincinnati Reds 2
Milwaukee Brewers 3
-1.5 (+105)
8.5 (-115)
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Reds Brewers Game Recap

Brewers 3, Reds 2: Ryan Braun doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth as host Milwaukee came from behind to finish off a three-game sweep of Cincinnati.

Carlos Gomez hit a solo homer in the sixth and tied it with an RBI single in the eighth for the Brewers, who followed up a three-game slide with their current winning streak.

The Reds have dropped four in a row after winning 15 of their previous 16 games.

Cincinnati staked Mat Latos to a 2-0 lead in the third inning, when Dioner Navarro came up with a runner on and drove a 2-1 offering from Randy Wolf just over the left-field wall for his first homer of the season.

Latos allowed one run on three hits in seven innings, striking out eight and walking one before leaving with the lead.

The Reds brought on newcomer Jonathan Broxton (1-1) to protect the one-run edge but the burly right-hander surrendered three straight two-out hits to cough up the lead. Gomez’s single to center plated Norichika Aoki with the tying run and Braun followed by driving a double to center for his 75th RBI.

John Axford (4-6) picked up the win in relief and Jim Henderson worked the ninth for his second save.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Navarro could soon be out of a job, as the Reds are expected to activate C Devin Mesoraco off the DL on Thursday. … Cincinnati announced that it will retire Hall of Famer Barry Larkin’s No. 11 in a ceremony on Aug. 25. … The Reds continue their road trip with the start of a four-game series at the Chicago Cubs on Thursday while the Brewers get a day off before beginning a six-game trip at Houston.

Preview: Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers


The Milwaukee Brewers try for their second straight three-game sweep at home when they host the National League Central-leading Cincinnati Reds in their series finale on Wednesday afternoon. Milwaukee, which has won five straight at Miller Park, captured all three home games against Houston from July 30-Aug. 1, outscoring the lowly Astros 31-12 in the process. While the Brewers' offense has not been as explosive in this series, the club is hoping to turn the tables on the Reds, who held Milwaukee to four runs while sweeping a three-game set at Great American Ball Park from July 20-22.

Cincinnati has been swept just once this season, losing three at Cleveland from June 18-20. The Reds, who have dropped three straight for the first time since July 3-5, maintained their 3 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh, however, as the Pirates lost to Arizona on Tuesday. The club had won five in a row and 15 of 16 overall, not to mention nine straight on the road, prior to this series.

TV: 2:10 p.m. ET, FSN (Cincinnati, Milwaukee)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Reds RH Mat Latos (10-3, 3.94 ERA) vs. Brewers LH Randy Wolf (3-8, 5.57)

Latos extended his personal winning streak to three games with a superb outing against Pittsburgh on Friday, when he scattered four hits over 7 1/3 innings while hitting his third career home run. The 24-year-old has lost just once in his last 19 starts and has yielded two runs or less in seven of his last eight. Latos recorded his first win in three career decisions against Milwaukee on June 25 as he allowed one run and struck out 13 en route to the first of his back-to-back complete games.

Wolf had notched only one victory in his last 16 starts. The veteran was saddled with the loss at St. Louis on Saturday after surrendering five runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. Wolf, who is 2-5 in 12 home starts, owns an 11-4 record and 3.42 ERA in 23 career outings against the Reds.

WALK-OFFS

1. Brewers rookie SS Jean Segura recorded his first career RBI on Tuesday but remains hitless in 10 major-league at-bats.

2. The Reds are 16-6 since losing 1B Joey Votto to knee surgery in mid-July.

3. Milwaukee LF Ryan Braun is 0-for-15 over his last four games. He remains one home run shy of his fifth year with 30 or more and one stolen base away from his third career 20-20 season.


Away Spread Consensus 74% Reds (-1.5) Home Spread Consensus 26% Brewers (1.5)
Total Over Consensus 50% Over (8.5) Total Under Consensus 50% Under (8.5)
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Cincinnati Reds

Trevor Bell (Elbow)

Status:
15-day dl
Note:
Bell is dealing with inflammation in his right elbow and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Aroldis Chapman (Face)

Status:
15-day dl
Note:
Chapman is on the 15-day disabled list and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with fractures above his left eye and nose.

Jack Hannahan (Shoulder)

Status:
60-day dl
Note:
Hannahan is recovering from right-shoulder surgery and has been placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Mat Latos (Elbow)

Status:
15-day dl
Note:
Latos is suffering from a flexor mass strain in his arm. There is no timetable for his return.

Brett Marshall (Shoulder)

Status:
60-day dl
Note:
Marshall is dealing with a strained tendon in his right middle finger and has been placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Skip Schumaker (Shoulder)

Status:
15-day dl
Note:
Schumaker has a dislocated left shoulder and is on the 15-day disabled list. He is expected to return in the middle of May.

Milwaukee Brewers

Miguel De Los Santos (Personal)

Status
Out
Note:
De Los Santos is on the restricted list while he deals with a visa issue in the Dominican Republic.

Carlos Gomez (Poss. Suspension)

Status
Questionable
Note:
Gomez was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pirates for being part of an altercation involving both benches. He threw multiple punches and could be facing a suspension.

Tom Gorzelanny (Shoulder)

Status
15-day dl
Note:
Gorzelanny is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Brandon Kintzler (Shoulder)

Status
15-day dl
Note:
Kintzler is suffering from a strain in the rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder. He has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Logan Schafer (Hamstring)

Status
15-day dl
Note:
Schafer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a hamstring injury.