Wily Peralta worked seven solid innings and allowed just three hits as the Milwaukee Brewers earned a 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in their series opener at Miller Park on Monday night.

Peralta (11-6) won for the 11th time this season, walking two and striking out five.  Peralta also helped his own cause by singling and scoring a run in the third.

Jean Segura had two hits, including a triple and he scored two runs in his first game at Miller Park since the death of his 9-month-old son.

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke says Segura came back strong :11

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke says Segura played a great game :13

The Brewers also took advantage of two misjudged balls in the Reds outfield by Chris Heisey as the Reds lost for the fourth straight game.

Francisco Rodriguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the Brewers, notching his 29th save.

Jimmy Nelson (1-1, 5.40) gets the start in game two of the series for the Brewers tonight.  Cincinnati right hander Homer Bailey (8-5, 4.21) goes for the Reds.

The Brewers moved a half-game in front of the idle St. Louis Cardinals atop the NL Central Division.

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