Brewers v Reds – Game Recap – June 18, 2022

CINCINNATI — — Willy Adames and Hunter Renfroe both homered for the second straight day, rookie Jason Alexander picked up his first career victory and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Saturday.

Jace Peterson drove in two runs with a double in the sixth inning on a helicopter over the head of jumping first baseman Mike Moustakas, and Milwaukee won a second straight game for the first time this month.

The rollercoaster Reds have lost three in a row after a three-game winning streak, which followed a four-game slide.

Alexander (1-0) allowed one unearned run in five innings of his fourth start before allowing four hits and two runs in the sixth. In total, he allowed eight hits and three runs, including two earned, with one walk and two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Miguel Sánchez inherited runners at first and third with two outs and brought out pinch hitter TJ Friedl. Trevor Kelly pitched a 1 2/3 no-hitter inning before Hoby Milner got the final four out.

Adames gave the Brewers a 3-0 lead with a two-run homer on their third inning three-run, his 13th home run this season.

Graham Ashcraft struggled for the second straight after dominating his first four outings. Milwaukee got to Ashcraft (3-1) for eight hits and six runs with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings. He’s been knocked down for 17 hits and 10 runs in 9 2/3 innings in his last two starts after limiting opponents to 15 hits and three runs in 23 2/3 innings in his first four appearances.

Renfroe started the seventh with a shot over the left field wall against Luis Cessa.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (sprained right ankle, Raynaud’s syndrome) was expected to throw about 50 pitches in his first appearance in rehab for Triple-A Nashville in Memphis on Saturday. … 2B Kolten Wong (right calf) suffered what manager Craig Counsell described as a “minor setback,” which will likely prevent Wong from being activated as hoped for the start of a Monday homestand.

Reds: LHP Nick Lodolo (back weakness) was expected to throw 50-55 in a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville in Durham on Saturday. … After sitting out Friday’s game at Louisville, INF Donovan Solano (left hamstring strain) was seven games into his rehab assignment. Solano was hitting .333 (7 for 21) with three doubles and two RBIs on five starts at third base and two as the designated hitter.

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Brewers: RHP Adrian Houser (3-7) is 0-5 with a 4.79 ERA in his last seven starts since a 10-5 win over the Reds on May 5 in Milwaukee.

Reds: LHP Mike Minor (1-2) is making his fourth start since coming off the injured list. He’s 4-2 with a 2.20 ERA in seven career starts against the Brewers.

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