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Skid comes to end as Reds finally win

Cincinnati’s Adam Duvall (23) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning. The Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Saturday to snap an 11-game losing streak. (Photo Courtesy of The Cincinnati Reds.com/Mike McGinnis of Getty Images)

Cincinnati’s Adam Duvall (23) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning. The Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 on Saturday to snap an 11-game losing streak. (Photo Courtesy of The Cincinnati Reds.com/Mike McGinnis of Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joey Votto scored the go-ahead run in the ninth after an inning-ending double play was overturned, and the Cincinnati Reds snapped their 11-game losing streak with a tense 7-6 win on Saturday over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Reds completed their comeback from a 6-1 deficit when umpires ruled after the review that infielder Scooter Gennett didn’t have his foot on second while trying to turn a double play on Adam Duvall’s bouncer.

The review came after manager Bryan Price, who was out of challenges, spoke to crew chief Jim Joyce.

Cincinnati scratched their way for the go-ahead run off typically tough reliever Jeremy Jeffress (1-1).

Duvall had a three-run homer in the seventh to tie the game at 6.

A wild afternoon featured six hit batters and the ejection of Reds starter Alfredo Simon in the fifth for hitting counterpart Chase Anderson with a pitch. Anderson had hit Simon earlier.

Blake Wood (4-1) tossed two scoreless innings for the win.

Tony Cingrani gave up a two-out walk to Chris Carter in the ninth after striking out the first two batters, but then he struck out pinch hitter Martin Maldonado to end the game and picked up his fourth save.

After Maldonado got caught looking, the relieved Reds streamed out of the dugout to exchange congratulatory handshakes, something that hadn’t happened since their last victory, 7-4 on May 15 against Philadelphia.

The Reds got to Milwaukee’s typically tough bullpen. Duvall capped a five-run seventh with his three-run homer to left off Michael Blazek, before Jeffress broke down in the ninth.

Simon was ejected in the fifth after hitting Brewers starter Chase Anderson with a pitch in the left shoulder. An inning earlier, Anderson had hit Simon with a pitch with two outs, a sequence that thwarted Tyler Holt’s potential steal of home with the Reds trailing by a run. The Brewers later got out of that jam.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: LHP Jon Moscot (left intercostal) will do his side work and throw a bullpen session at Triple-A Louisville before joining the team next week on the next stop of their road trip in Colorado. … RHP Michael Lorenzen (right elbow) will make another start in an extended spring training game on Tuesday before moving his rehab to one of the Reds’ minor-league affiliates.

Brewers: OF Ryan Braun got a day off from the starting lineup. He grounded into a double play as a pinch hitter in the eighth, snapping his 29-game on-base streak. … RHP Matt Garza (right lat) will join Single-A Wisconsin for his first rehab start on Tuesday, and manager Craig Counsell said the starter could return by June 14.

UP NEXT

Reds: LHP Brandon Finnegan (1-3) is coming off his first career complete game, when he allowed five hits and four walks over eight innings in a 1-0 loss on Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers and ace Clayton Kershaw.

Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (4-3) has been Milwaukee’s best starter over the first two months of the season with a 2.92 ERA. He has a team-high seven quality starts.

Reds 7, Brewers 6

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Cozart ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .289

Votto 1b 5 2 2 1 0 1 .212

Phillips 2b 4 1 2 0 1 0 .254

Bruce rf 5 1 2 1 0 2 .261

Duvall lf 5 2 2 4 0 1 .265

Cingrani p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Suarez 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .218

Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

e-Hamilton ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224

Holt cf-lf 4 0 2 1 0 2 .250

Barnhart c 3 1 1 0 0 0 .236

Simon p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111

Morris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Cotham p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Ramirez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

b-De Jesus ph-3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167

Totals 37 7 11 7 1 8

 

Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Villar ss 4 0 0 0 1 2 .299

Gennett 2b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .230

Lucroy c 5 2 2 3 0 1 .284

Carter 1b 3 0 0 0 2 1 .231

Nieuwenhuis rf-c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .223

f-Maldonado ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .094

Hill 3b 2 1 2 1 2 0 .282

Presley lf 3 1 0 0 0 0 .221

Broxton cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .097

c-Flores ph-rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .221

Anderson p 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000

Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

a-Perez ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .311

Blazek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Marinez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

d-Braun ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .351

Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Goforth p 0 0 0 0 0 0 —

Totals 32 6 7 6 6 9

 

Cincinnati 000 100 501 = 7 11 1

Milwaukee 200 022 000 = 6 7 0

a-singled for Torres in the 6th. b-flied out for Ramirez in the 7th. c-singled for Broxton in the 8th. d-grounded out for Marinez in the 8th. e-lined out for Wood in the 9th. f-struck out for Nieuwenhuis in the 9th.

E—Votto (2). LOB—Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 8. 2B—Votto (6), Duvall (13), Holt (2), Barnhart (7). 3B—Gennett (1). HR—Duvall (11), off Blazek; Lucroy (8), off Morris. RBIs—Votto (26), Bruce (30), Duvall 4 (26), Holt (4), Gennett (7), Lucroy 3 (23), Hill (20), Perez (11). SB—Perez (6). SF—Gennett.

Runners left in scoring position—Cincinnati 4 (Cozart, Bruce, Hamilton 2); Milwaukee 1 (Lucroy). RISP—Cincinnati 5 for 15; Milwaukee 3 for 6.

Runners moved up—Suarez, Barnhart, Duvall. GIDP—Simon, Presley, Braun.

DP—Cincinnati 2 (Cozart, Phillips, Votto), (Cozart, Phillips, Votto); Milwaukee 2 (Gennett, Villar, Carter), (Villar, Gennett, Carter).

Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Simon 4 3 3 2 2 1 63 9.60

Morris 1 1 1 1 1 2 28 13.50

Cotham 1-3 1 2 2 2 1 19 7.40

Ramirez 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 3 5.30

Wood W, 4-1 2 2 0 0 0 2 32 3.91

Cingrani S, 4-8 1 0 0 0 1 3 19 3.32

Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Anderson 5 5 1 1 0 3 76 5.00

Torres H, 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 3.08

Blazek BS, 2-2 2-3 5 5 5 0 1 36 4.12

Marinez 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 2 18 0.00

Jeffress L, 1-1 2-3 1 1 1 1 0 21 2.28

Goforth 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 5 6.75

Simon pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

Inherited runners-scored—Morris 1-1, Ramirez 3-1, Goforth 2-0. HBP—Anderson 3 (Suarez,Barnhart,Simon), Simon (Anderson), Cotham (Presley), Jeffress (Cozart).

Umpires—Home, James Hoye; First, Chad Fairchild; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Marvin Hudson.

T—3:46. A—30,293 (41,900).