Brewers pound out 19 hits in a 13-1 victory over CincinnatiWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers ended seven straight losses to Cincinnati with a 13-to-1 romp at Miller Park last night.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers ended seven straight losses to Cincinnati with a 13-1 romp at Miller Park last night.
Milwaukee scored eight runs in the second inning, capped off by a three-run homer from Craig Counsell. Rookie Lorenzo Cain had his first career four-hit game, and he doubled twice in the second inning. Corey Hart hit a two-run blast. Casey McGehee went 3-for-6 with four RBI’s – and he set a new Brewer record for season RBI’s as a third baseman with 97.
Milwaukee churned out 19 hits, and every batter except Prince Fielder had at least one hit by the third. Fielder walked three times before leaving in the fifth. Randy Wolf got the win to go 13-11. He struck out seven in six innings, giving up a run on four hits and two walks.
Johnny Cueto had his shortest start of the year, giving up eight runs in one-and-a-third innings. He dropped to 12-and-6. Jonny Gomes singled home the only run for the Reds, who still saw their magic number drop to three to clinch the National League Central. That’s because second-place Saint Louis lost last night as well.
Milwaukee scored more runs last night than in their last five games combined. They ended a three-game losing streak. And at 70-and-81, they delayed the guarantee of a second straight losing season. The Brewers will close out their home schedule with a four-game series against Florida that starts tonight. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo faces Marlins’ righty Anibal Sanchez.