Jonathan Lucroy:   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Jonathan Lucroy: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Following one of his worst outings of the year, Milwaukee Brewers right hander followed with one of his best on Sunday.  Peralta pitched seven strong innings, allowing a run on seven hits to lead the Brewers to a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.

Peralta (5-8) worked just 2 2/3 innings in his last outing against the Cleveland Indians last Tuesday.

Ryan Braun clubbed his 24th home run of the season and Jonathan Lucroy drove in a pair of runs, while extending his hitting streak to eight straight games.  Lucroy singled in a run in the third, then added an insurance run in the eighth with a sacrifice fly.

Francisco Rodriguez, after his first blown save of the season on Saturday night, needed just eight pitches to retire the Reds in the 9th.  It’s the 31st save of the season for Rodriguez.

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