Junior Guerra tossed six scoreless innings to help the Milwaukee Brewers blank the Cincinnati Reds 7-0, at Great American Ball Park.
Guerra improved to 9-3, one win shy of team leader Zach Davies, who has ten wins.
Scooter Gennett clubbed a two-run home run and Domingo Santana added a three-run blast to help the Brewers avoid a sweep.
Guerra was making his third start since returning from the disabled list on September 2. He held the Reds to just three hits while walking two and striking out five.
Guerra’s ERA dropped to 2.81. He also continued the Brewers string of strong starts. The six-man rotation’s ERA is now at 2.73 over the last 23 games.
The Brewers will open a four-game series in Chicago against the Cubs tonight. The Cubs magic number to clinch the Central Division is down to one.