Brewers heading home after being swept in Cincinnati
The Milwaukee Brewers will play their home opener against Atlanta this afternoon, after getting swept for three games at Cincinnati.
The Reds crushed the Brew Crew 12-to-3 yesterday in their series finale. Rickie Weeks hit a lead-off homer for the second time in three games, and he hit an R-B-I double to tie the score in the third. But the Reds broke the tie with four runs in the fourth, and the rout was on. Ryan Hanigan tied a career-high with four hits - including two homers and four R-B-I's. Brandon Phillips added three hits for Cincy, including a three-run homer. And Jonny Gomes hit a solo shot. Bronson Arroyo got the win, striking out five in seven innings. He also doubled in two at-bats. Randy Wolf took the loss. He gave up six runs on 10 hits with two walks in four innings. Wolf struck out five. Ryan Braun hit a solo homer for the Brewers, who have just one victory in their last 11 games at Cincinnati. And they're 3-and-14 against the Reds in their last 17 games overall. New Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said his team was not good in any phase of the game during the series. Cincy batted .350 in the three games, and they're 3-and-0 for the first time since 2005. The Brewers and Houston are the only winless teams remaining in the National League. Left-hander Chris Narveson will start today for Milwaukee against Atlanta right-hander Brandon Beachy. The first pitch is at 1:10 this afternoon before a sellout crowd at Miller Park.