Another close loss for BrewersWisconsin Sports
-- The Cincinnati Reds edged out a 4-3 victory of the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday.
CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds edged out a 4-3 victory of the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday.
Through seven innings the crew couldn't manage a hit off Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo. That's until Arroyo walked George Kottaras with one out, and then gave up a double by Taylor Green. Corey Hart had a pinch-hit double that cut it to 3-2, and a single by Nori Aoki singled to tie it up.
The tie-breaker came when Cincinnati's Drew Stubbs hit a one-run homer off John Axford in the bottom of the eighth. In the ninth, Aroldis Chapman strikes out Martin Maldonado to close the game.
Arroyo's 7 1/3 no-hit innings were the most by a Red since Travis Wood went 8 1/3 innings without allowing a hit against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 10, 2010. Stubbs' homer in the eighth was his first since June 2 at Houston. Axford has now allowed a run in seven of his last 11 appearances.
Cincinnati's Chapman celebrated his game winning strike out of Milwaukee’s Martin Maldonado by somersaulting off the mound. The post-game double roll probably didn't sit well with the Brewers but agitated Chapman's team as well. Word is Joey Vatto and Jay Bruce spoke with Chapman after the game. Reds manager Dusty Baker didn't see the roll but later said, "We don't play like that."