July 26, 2014

Reds power past Brewers

The Cincinnati Reds clubbed four home runs and banged out 14 hits on their way to a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.  The Reds evened the series at 1-1 and now have won 13 of their last 18 games overall.

Ryan Ludwick clubbed his first home run since last October and Zach Cozard had a tie breaking 2-run shot.  Chris Heisey also clubbed a solo home run and Joey Votto added his 19th homer of the season.

Wily Peralta didn’t have his slider, which is his best pitch of late.  But he battled to keep the Brewers in the game, leaving with a 2-1 lead.  But the bullpen couldn’t hold it.  Ludwick and Cozart’s homers came off of John Axford (6-7) and Votto’s was served up by Michael Gonzalez.

Khris Davis drove in the Brewers’ first run with a double in the second.  That, after clubbing 2 home runs in the series opener on Friday night.