Scooter Gennett clubbed a three-run home run during a five-run seventh inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park. It pushes Gennett’s home run total to 24 for the season.
Robert Stephenson improved his record to 4-4, allowing one run with seven strikeouts in six-plus innings for the Reds. Raisel Iglesias got six outs for his 25th save as the Reds have taken the first two games in the series.
Travis Shaw clubbed a two-run home run for the Brewers. Zach Davies saw his record drop to 16-8, despite giving up just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings.
The Brewers did catch a break when the Chicago Cubs lost for the second straight game at Pittsburgh. It means the Brewers still trail Chicago by 3 1/2 games in the Central Division. But the Brewers dropped 2 1/2 games behind Colorado in the National League wildcard race after the Rockies won at San Francisco last night. [Read more…]