The Cincinnati Reds marched into Miller Park on Monday with the worst record in the majors at 2-13, riding a eight-game losing streak. When the dust settled, the losing skid had come to an end as the Reds banged out 14-hits in a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo had a 7.31 ERA in his first three starts, but he dominated Milwaukee hitters before departing in the seventh. By that time, the game was out of reach after the Reds put a six-spot on the board in the sixth inning.
The Brewers first runs came in the 7th, from a relief pitcher at that as Jorge Lopez collected his first major league hit, a bases-loaded two run double.
The Brewers (8-9) dropped to 2-6 at home this season and have been outscored 48-20 in those games. [Read more…]