The top of the lineup carried the Cincinnati Reds (57-75) to a 9-to-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers (73-60) on Tuesday night at Great American Ballpark.
Billy Hamilton, Jose Peraza, Eugenio Suarez, and Scooter Gennett had a night. The four of them combined to go 11-for-17 with eight runs scored and four RBI. Peraza had four hits and raised his season average to .293. Scooter had three hits and a key two-run triple in the seventh to give the Reds a late-game cushion.
Anthony DeSclafani (7-4, 4.43 ERA) got the win after pitching 6.2 solid innings. He did allow four runs, missing a quality start, but handled the Brewers for much of the night. He sit down six Milwaukee hitters via strikeout while allowing seven hits. Disco was pulled in the 7th with two outs, a runner on second, and a four-run lead. Jared Hughes then came in and gave up a walk and a homer (Christian Yelich’s second of the night) cutting the Reds advantage to one.
After Scooter’s lead-stretching hit in the seventh, Wandy Peralta and Raisel Iglesias (24 saves) were able to finish off the game allowing just one run.
Disco made it into the seventh inning in his start for the fifth game in a row. It is the first time a Reds pitcher has done that since Mike Leake did so in 2015.
Peraza put together his sixth-career 4-hit game. He has had three such games in 2018, including a five-hit game in St. Louis, about a month back.
Scooter’s three-hit night was his 16th of 2018. He leads all NL hitters in three-hit games, for the season.
Iglesias is now tied for the 6th most saves in the NL. He tied the number of saves Brad Hand had for San Diego before getting traded to Cleveland.
The Reds put the Dark Knight, Matt Harvey on the mound, Wednesday night, against Freddy Peralta for the Brewers. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
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