CINCINNATI (AP) — Eric Thames homered for the second straight night
and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati
Reds 10-4 Friday night.
Thames' third home run of the season
capped Milwaukee's four-run sixth inning against a Cincinnati bullpen
that went into the game with a National League-best 1.13 ERA. Blake Wood
(0-1) allowed three hits and three runs, including Jonathan Villar's
tiebreaking double off the glove of right fielder Patrick Kivlehan.
Thames followed with a two-run shot into the right field seats off
left-hander Wandy Peralta.
The Brewers, who had a season-high 12
hits, broke the game open with a four-run seventh, including
pinch-hitter Nick Franklin's two-run triple, en route to their fourth
Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer in the second inning
and Joey Votto added a solo shot in the third to give the Reds a 3-0
lead against Tommy Milone (1-0), who allowed three runs and six hits in
five innings with no walks.
Milone and relievers Jhan Marinez,
Jacob Barnes and Oliver Drake — making his Brewers debut — combined to
allow just one run over the last six innings.
Reds starter Scott
Feldman allowed four hits and five walks, two more than his combined
total from his first two starts. He walked the bases full with one out
in the fifth inning before getting Domingo Santana to ground into a
Rookie catcher Manny Pina extended his hitting streak
to five games with four hits, including a fourth-inning two-run double
that cut Cincinnati's lead to 3-2.
Andrew Susac went 1 for 4 with an RBI on Thursday in the first game of
his rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs. Susac went on the
10-day disabled list on April 2 with trapezius tightness.
RHP Sal Romano will be recalled from Triple-A Louisville to start on
Sunday in place of RHP Rookie Davis, who is on the 10-day disabled list
with a bruised right forearm.
Brewers: RHP Zach
Davies, who retired 12 of the last 13 batters he faced in his last start
on Sunday against the Cubs, will try to build on that fast finish in
his third start of the season on Saturday.
Reds: LHP Brandon
Finnegan celebrates his 24th birthday with his third start of the season
on Saturday. He allowed four hits and five walks while pitching only
into the third inning of his last start on Monday in Pittsburgh.