Smith hits 4 in Reds’ 7-3 loss

Published 2:03 am Monday, July 6, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jimmy Nelson won his career-best third consecutive start and the Milwaukee Brewers rode a six-run fifth inning to their seventh straight victory, 7-3 over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.

Six Brewers each drove in one run as Milwaukee extended its longest winning streak in more than a year. Adam Lind homered and Jean Segura had three hits, helping suddenly explosive Milwaukee has scored 47 runs in the first six games of the current road trip.

The winning streak is the Brewers’ longest since they won nine straight from April 4 through April 13, 2014.

Nelson (6-8) overcame solo home runs by Marlon Byrd and Ivan De Jesus Jr. to last 5 2-3 innings. He gave up eight hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts.

Michael Blazek, Will Smith, Jeremy Jeffress and Jonathan Broxton combined for 3 1-3 innings of shutout relief.

Reds starter Josh Smith hit four batters to tie a franchise game record set by Jake Weimer in 1907. Smith (0-2) allowed five hits and five runs with three walks and two strikeouts in 4 1-3 innings.

Milwaukee tied the franchise game record for most batters hit in one game. It happened twice previously.

Milwaukee broke a 1-1 game open with the big fifth inning that saw 12 batters go to the plate and consecutive bases-loaded singles by Aramis Ramirez, Jean Segura and Scooter Gennett. It was capped by Jonathan Lucroy’s bases-loaded walk. Ryan Braun sparked the eruption with a run-scoring single, and another run scored on Ryan Mattheus’ balk.

Byrd gave Cincinnati a 1-0 lead in the second inning and extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 398-foot homer into the seats in left-center field.

Lind tied it with his 13th homer leading off the fourth inning.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: CF Carlos Gomez left Saturday’s game in the top of the fifth with a left wrist contusion after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he was listed as day-to-day.

Reds: RHP Raisel Iglesias, sidelined since June 15 with a strained left oblique, is scheduled to make his second rehab start on Sunday for Triple-A Louisville at Indianapolis. Iglesias pitched three innings against Syracuse on Tuesday.

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Brewers: Rookie RHP Taylor Jungmann (2-1, 2.79) will try in his sixth career start to complete Milwaukee’s first sweep of a series in Cincinnati since Sept. 16-18, 2011. The 6-foot-6 Jungmann made his first career start on June 9.

Reds: RHP Mike Leake (5-4, 4.38) will try to bounce back from allowing nine hits and seven runs in four innings in Cincinnati’s 11-7 win over Minnesota on Monday.

 

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jimmy Nelson won his career-best third consecutive start and the Milwaukee Brewers rode a six-run fifth inning to their seventh straight victory, 7-3 over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.

Six Brewers each drove in one run as Milwaukee extended its longest winning streak in more than a year. Adam Lind homered and Jean Segura had three hits, helping suddenly explosive Milwaukee has scored 47 runs in the first six games of the current road trip.

The winning streak is the Brewers’ longest since they won nine straight from April 4 through April 13, 2014.

Nelson (6-8) overcame solo home runs by Marlon Byrd and Ivan De Jesus Jr. to last 5 2-3 innings. He gave up eight hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts.

Michael Blazek, Will Smith, Jeremy Jeffress and Jonathan Broxton combined for 3 1-3 innings of shutout relief.

Reds starter Josh Smith hit four batters to tie a franchise game record set by Jake Weimer in 1907. Smith (0-2) allowed five hits and five runs with three walks and two strikeouts in 4 1-3 innings.

Milwaukee tied the franchise game record for most batters hit in one game. It happened twice previously.

Milwaukee broke a 1-1 game open with the big fifth inning that saw 12 batters go to the plate and consecutive bases-loaded singles by Aramis Ramirez, Jean Segura and Scooter Gennett. It was capped by Jonathan Lucroy’s bases-loaded walk. Ryan Braun sparked the eruption with a run-scoring single, and another run scored on Ryan Mattheus’ balk.

Byrd gave Cincinnati a 1-0 lead in the second inning and extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 398-foot homer into the seats in left-center field.

Lind tied it with his 13th homer leading off the fourth inning.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: CF Carlos Gomez left Saturday’s game in the top of the fifth with a left wrist contusion after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he was listed as day-to-day.

Reds: RHP Raisel Iglesias, sidelined since June 15 with a strained left oblique, is scheduled to make his second rehab start on Sunday for Triple-A Louisville at Indianapolis. Iglesias pitched three innings against Syracuse on Tuesday.

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Brewers: Rookie RHP Taylor Jungmann (2-1, 2.79) will try in his sixth career start to complete Milwaukee’s first sweep of a series in Cincinnati since Sept. 16-18, 2011. The 6-foot-6 Jungmann made his first career start on June 9.

Reds: RHP Mike Leake (5-4, 4.38) will try to bounce back from allowing nine hits and seven runs in four innings in Cincinnati’s 11-7 win over Minnesota on Monday.

 

SATURDAY’S GAME

Brewers 7, Reds 3

Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

G.Parra lf-cf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .306

Lucroy c 4 0 0 1 2 1 .250

Braun rf 4 1 1 1 1 0 .277

Lind 1b 3 2 2 1 2 1 .295

C.Gomez cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .269

1-S.Peterson pr-lf 2 1 0 0 0 1 .277

Ar.Ramirez 3b 3 1 2 1 1 0 .239

Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Broxton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Segura ss 4 1 3 1 0 0 .264

Gennett 2b 4 0 1 1 1 1 .232

Nelson p 4 0 0 0 0 1 .100

Blazek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333

W.Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

H.Perez 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .356

Totals 35 7 11 6 8 6

 

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Phillips 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .279

Votto 1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .277

Frazier 3b 5 0 4 0 0 0 .289

Bruce rf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .237

B.Pena c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .298

Barnhart c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .276

Byrd lf 4 1 2 2 0 0 .240

Suarez ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .304

Mattheus p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Villarreal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

a-Schumaker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223

M.Parra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Hoover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

b-Bourgeois ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250

Jos.Smith p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250

De Jesus Jr. ss 2 1 2 1 1 0 .276

B.Hamilton cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .224

Badenhop p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Totals 39 3 11 3 1 5

 

Milwaukee 000 160 000 — 7 11 1

Cincinnati 010 011 000 — 3 11 1

 

a-grounded out for Villarreal in the 6th. b-grounded into a fielder’s choice for Hoover in the 8th.

1-ran for C.Gomez in the 5th.

E—H.Perez (2), Jos.Smith (1). LOB—Milwaukee 13, Cincinnati 10. 2B—Frazier 2 (24), Bruce (15). HR—Lind (13), off Jos.Smith; Byrd (14), off Nelson; De Jesus Jr. (3), off Nelson. RBIs—Lucroy (16), Braun (55), Lind (48), Ar.Ramirez (38), Segura (24), Gennett (15), Byrd 2 (32), De Jesus Jr. (9). SB—G.Parra (6), Braun 2 (12), Segura (11). CS—G.Parra (2).

Runners left in scoring position—Milwaukee 8 (C.Gomez, Nelson 4, Braun 2, S.Peterson); Cincinnati 5 (Bruce 2, Suarez, B.Hamilton 2). RISP—Milwaukee 5 for 15; Cincinnati 1 for 8.

Runners moved up—Barnhart, Schumaker. GIDP—Gennett.

DP—Cincinnati 1 (Suarez, Phillips, Votto).

 

Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Nelson W, 6-8 5 2-3 8 3 3 1 5 91 4.50

Blazek H, 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 1.67

W.Smith 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.47

Jeffress 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 16 2.89

Broxton 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 6.97

 

Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Jos.Smith L, 0-2 4 1-3 5 5 5 3 2 80 7.30

Mattheus 1-3 3 2 2 2 1 25 4.29

Villarreal 1 1-3 2 0 0 1 0 21 3.94

M.Parra 1 0 0 0 2 2 21 1.76

Hoover 1 1 0 0 0 1 8 1.49

Badenhop 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 5.46

Inherited runners-scored—Blazek 2-0, W.Smith 1-0, Mattheus 3-3, Villarreal 3-0. IBB—off Mattheus (G.Parra), off Jos.Smith (Gennett). HBP—by Jos.Smith (Ar.Ramirez, Segura, G.Parra, C.Gomez). Balk—Mattheus.

Umpires—Home, Bill Welke; First, John Tumpane; Second, James Hoye; Third, Tony Randazzo.

T—3:46. A—38,663 (42,319).