The Milwaukee Brewers fell behind, then took advantage of the beleaguered Cincinnati bullpen and pulled out a 5-4 come from behind win on Mothers Day at Great American Ballpark.
It’s the second consecutive comeback win for the Brewers, after coming from a 6-2 deficit on Saturday night to beat the Reds 13-7 in 10 innings.
Junior Guerra, making his second start for the Brewers, allowed four runs in six innings.
Ryan Braun gave the Brewers their first run with a two-out home run in the first inning.
The Reds took a 4-1 lead in the fourth on Adam Duvall’s opposite-field homer. But Hernan Perez homered in the fifth to make it 4-2.
Back-to-back doubles by Braun and Lucroy made it 4-3 and the Brewers would eventually tie the game in the 7th.
Lucroy then homered in the 8th to put the Brewers ahead and preserved the win by throwing out pinch-runner Billy Hamilton, who was trying to steal with two outs in the ninth.
Chris Capuano earned the win in relief and Jeremy Jeffress earned his 8th save of the season.
The win allowed the Brewers to move back in front of the Reds and out of last place in the Central Division.
The Brewers are in Miami to face the Marlins tonight. Wily Peralta returns from paternity leave to get the start for the Brewers tonight.