MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Lind drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on two Cincinnati errors to score five runs in the fifth inning in beating the Reds 8-4 Sunday to end an eight-game losing streak.
The first nine Brewers batters reached base in the fifth, aided by throwing errors from Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani (9-11) and outfielder Ryan LaMarre that allowed two runs to score.
Jay Bruce homered twice for the Reds.
Milwaukee starter Ariel Pena (2-0) picked up the win.
Bruce hit a leadoff homer in the second. Cincinnati extended its lead to 2-0 in the fourth on Tucker Barnhart’s run-scoring single.
The Brewers sent 11 men to the plate during the fifth, collecting seven hits.
DeSclafani and LaMarre made their errors on the same play, with DeSclafani fielding a chopper and whipping his throw to second into center field. That allowed one run to score, and another came home when LaMarre’s throw to third skipped into the Reds dugout.
An infield single by pinch-hitter Khris Davis gave the Brewers a 3-2 lead, then Lind added a two-run double.
DeSclafani gave up five runs (four earned) and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings.
Bruce and Eugenio Suarez connected for back-to-back homers to start the sixth off Milwaukee reliever Kyle Lohse.
Lind’s run-scoring single in the sixth put the Brewers up 6-4.
The Brewers added a pair of runs in the eighth.
Pena surrendered two runs and four hits in five innings.
Reds: OF Billy Hamilton, who returned to Cincinnati on Thursday to have an MRI on his ailing right shoulder, is expected to join the team in St. Louis on Monday. … LaMarre left Sunday’s game with a strained right hamstring.
Brewers: 3B Elian Herrera, who was taken off the field on a backboard and stretcher after a collision with teammate Shane Peterson on Saturday, was on crutches Sunday after being diagnosed with a deep thigh bruise. Herrera isn’t sure when he’ll return to the lineup. "I know a couple of days for sure, because it’s really painful right now and I can’t really stand," he said. … OF Davis, who left Saturday’s game with a sprained right ankle, didn’t start on Sunday but appeared as a pinch hitter.
Reds: John Lamb (1-3, 5.35) will get the start as Cincinnati opens a three-game series at St. Louis. The rookie notched his first career win against the Cardinals on Sept. 15, pitching five shutout innings.
Brewers: Wily Peralta (5-9, 4.41) will be on the mound as the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs to begin their final road trip of the season. Peralta is 3-6 with a 3.52 ERA in 10 career starts against the Cubs. Peralta took the loss in a 1-0 game on May 1 in his only other start against the Cubs this season.