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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

Homer Bailey (Elbow)

Status:
60-day dl
Note:
Bailey has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list as he requires Tommy John surgery.

Tony Cingrani (Shoulder)

Status:
15-day dl
Note:
Cingrani has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.

Zack Cozart (Knee)

Status:
60-day dl
Note:
Cozart has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list and will miss the remainder of the season due to torn ligaments in his right knee.

Raisel Iglesias (Shoulder)

Status:
15-day dl
Note:
Iglesias is on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder tendinitis. He has started a rehab assignment and is targeting a return date just after the All-Star break.

Sean Marshall (Shoulder)

Status:
60-day dl
Note:
Marshall has been placed on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from left shoulder surgery.

Devin Mesoraco (Hip)

Status:
15-day dl
Note:
Mesoraco is on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury. He suffered a setback during a recent rehab stint and will undergo season-ending surgery.

Jon Moscot (Arm)

Status:
60-day dl
Note:
Moscot is on the 60-day disabled list due to a season-ending shoulder surgery.

Milwaukee Brewers

Khris Davis (Knee)

Status
15-day dl
Note:
Davis is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus his right knee. He is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

Carlos Gomez (Wrist)

Status
Questionable
Note:
Gomez left Saturday's game after being hit by a pitch. He is questionable for Sunday's game against the Reds.

Brandon Kintzler (Knee)

Status
15-day dl
Note:
Kintzler has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left patella tendinitis.

Wily Peralta (Oblique)

Status
15-day dl
Note:
Peralta has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique and is expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
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