Ryan Braun clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in six runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on Sunday.
Braun clubbed his two homers in the first four innings, staking Wily Peralta to a 6-0 lead.
Braun has now homered 35 times against Cincinnati, more than any other player in the major leagues since his debut season in 2007. Braun also collected a multi-homer day for the 26th time in his career and fourth time this season.
The Brewers took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on just two hits. They took advantage of rookie Cody Reed’s struggles on the mound. Braun’s two-run double was the big blow. Braun’s three-run blast in the second would send Reed to the showers early.
Wily Peralta allowed just one run and four hits and improved to 5-8 on the season. It was the second solid start turned in by Peralta since he was recalled from Class AAA Colorado Springs on Aug. 8., and his first win with the team since June 11.
The Brewers will play a double-header against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.