The Milwaukee Brewers extended their season best win streak to six games, rolling to a 12-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night at Great American Ballpark.
Five of the six wins have come on the road where the Brewers are hitting .371 with 40 runs scored. Carlos Gomez had three hits, including a grand slam that broke the game open.
On the mound, Mike Fiers continued his strong pitching of late, holding the Reds to three hits over seven scoreless innings. The Reds didn’t get a runner past first base on Fiers until the 7th inning. Fiers improved to 4-7 and lowered his ERA to 3.83. He walked two and struckout two in the win.
Fiers performance couldn’t have come at a better time. The Brewers bullpen was out of gas. Before the game, the Brewers summoned right handed pitchers David Goforth and Tyler Cravy from the minors for help.
To make room on the roster, the Brewers sent pitcher Corey Knebel and infielder Jason Rodgers to Colorado Springs. The Brewers now have 13 pitchers on their 25-man roster.
Game 2 of the series is in Cincinnati today.