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Stubbs' homer in 10th lifts Reds over Brewers

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MILWAUKEE -- Aroldis Chapman threw strike after strike in a big jam to keep the game tied, using his 101 mph fastball to tame Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder and the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Chapman threw 17 strikes on 19 pitches, Drew Stubbs hit a solo homer in the 10th inning and Joey Votto drove in four runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-6 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday.

Chapman (2-0) got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth using 101 mph fastballs and pitched around a two-out single in the ninth. Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect 10th for his fourth save in as many chances.

"I'm real glad that I'm here, that I get to see it, I get to enjoy it. I get to see Chapman warming up," Cordero said. "He's a special boy. And you see it, there's nobody in the history of the big leagues that throws that hard. That really is amazing."

Stubbs has been a big help, too, now that he's off to a stronger start than last year. He hit a sinker from Sergio Mitre (0-1) over the center-field wall to put the Reds ahead for good.

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Cincinnati previously squandered leads of 4-0 and 6-4.

"He's an impact player. You can see he can win a game with a homer," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "It's a big win for us. We got to go home."

Milwaukee's middle of the order -- Braun, Fielder and Casey McGehee -- finished a combined 0 for 12. Braun and McGehee both had 11-game hitting streaks end.

"He was throwing strikes -- quality strikes -- getting quality hitters out," Baker said. "You're not in a hurry to face Prince. You're not in a hurry, certainly with the bases loaded, in Ryan Braun and their clutch man over there, McGehee. They've got some guys that can hit and hit in the clutch."

The Reds improved to 5-1 this season against Milwaukee and will have an off-day Thursday before starting a six-game homestand. After hitting .184 over a seven-game stretch coming into Milwaukee, the Reds managed 29 hits.

"After coming away with a series loss to the Cardinals, it's a big bounce back for us to complete the road trip at .500," Stubbs said. "Any time you can win divisional series against opponents it's a huge plus and hopefully we can carry that momentum into the next series."

The Brewers squandered an opportunity in the eighth.

Jonathan Lucroy walked with one out and pinch-hitter Craig Counsell followed with a single off Logan Ondrusek. Chapman entered and hit Rickie Weeks with a 98-mph fastball to load the bases, but struck out Carlos Gomez and forced Braun to weakly ground out on a 101-mph offering.

"If he can do that, that's wonderful," Baker said.

Yovani Gallardo's struggles have continued since a strong start to the season.

"I got more concerned today because I didn't think he had his stuff. That's the first time I think he's gone out without good stuff," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "The last three outings were good stuff but no command. Today, he didn't have command or stuff."

After throwing a two-hitter in a 1-0 win over Atlanta on April 5, Gallardo has given up at least four runs in his last four starts as his ERA has ballooned from 1.20 to 5.69.

"I feel fine," he said. "No issues. I feel 100 percent."

Gallardo gave up three straight hits to start the game and Votto hit a 3-1 fastball over the Brewers' bullpen in left-center field to make it 3-0. Paul Janish's sacrifice fly made it 4-0.

Gomez's two-run single in the third, Lucroy's fielder's choice in the fourth and a throwing error by Janish, the shortstop, allowed a run tied it.

In the sixth, both teams scored twice.

Votto and Brandon Phillips hit back-to-back run scoring singles. Pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay singled in one run and Weeks hit a sacrifice fly that tied it again.

Braun set a franchise record for reaching base safely in consecutive games to start a season at 24 when he was hit by a pitch in the fifth to top Robin Yount's mark that stood 28 years.

Votto's homer pushed his own similar streak to 25 games. The two are the only players in the majors to reach base safely in each of their team's games this season.

Notes

  • The Brewers had someone spend the night with INF/OF Erick Almonte (concussion) as a precaution.
  • Reds RHP Johnny Cueto (right arm irritation) threw 4 2-3 scoreless innings at Triple-A Louisville in his third rehab start.
  • Votto is nine short of the franchise record of 34 straight games reaching base to begin a season set by Dave Collins.
  • The Brewers said they've sold more than 2 million tickets already this year. Attendance is expected to be close to 3 million.
 
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Drew Stubbs -- celebrating with Joey Votto -- hits the winner after the Reds blow leads of 4-0 and 6-4. (AP)
Drew Stubbs -- celebrating with Joey Votto -- hits the winner after the Reds blow leads of 4-0 and 6-4. (AP)

Players of the Game
Milwaukee

R. Weeks
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Cincinnati

J. Votto
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
 

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Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Drew Stubbs, CF5321112 .271
Jay Bruce, RF5130011 .247
Joey Votto, 1B4124200 .379
Brandon Phillips, 2B5011114 .349
Jonny Gomes, LF4100123 .200
    Aroldis Chapman, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
Miguel Cairo, 3B3010000 .283
    Bill Bray, P0000000 .000
   a- Chris Valaika, PH1000012 .000
    Jordan Smith, P0000000 .000
    Nick Masset, P0000000 .000
    Logan Ondrusek, P0000000 .000
    Chris Heisey, LF1000000 .250
Paul Janish, SS-3B4031000 .284
Ryan Hanigan, C5010003 .220
Sam LeCure, P2010002 .200
    Edgar Renteria, SS3110001 .313
Totals42715756  
a-struck out for Bray in the 6th
Batting
2B - Paul Janish (2, Gallardo), Sam LeCure (1, Gallardo)
HR - Drew Stubbs (5, Mitre), Joey Votto (5, Gallardo)
SF - Paul Janish (2)
SH - Jay Bruce (1)
RBI - Drew Stubbs (12), Joey Votto 4 (16), Brandon Phillips (13), Paul Janish (8)
SB - Jonny Gomes (5, 2nd base off Gallardo/Lucroy)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Edgar Renteria (3, Throwing)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sam LeCure 4.1643120 4.57
Bill Bray 0.2000000 0.96
Jordan Smith (BS,1) 1322000 5.27
Nick Masset 1000120 4.73
Logan Ondrusek 0.1100110 1.26
Aroldis Chapman (W,2-0) 1.2100020 0.00
Francisco Cordero (S,4) 1000000 1.80
HBP - Braun (by Sam LeCure), Weeks (by Aroldis Chapman)
WP - Jordan Smith (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Sam LeCure 73-49, Bill Bray 5-3, Jordan Smith 18-12, Nick Masset 17-10, Logan Ondrusek 8-4, Aroldis Chapman 19-17, Francisco Cordero 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sam LeCure 5-6, Bill Bray 1-1, Jordan Smith 2-1, Aroldis Chapman 1-1, Francisco Cordero 3-0
Batters Faced - Sam LeCure 21, Bill Bray 2, Jordan Smith 6, Nick Masset 4, Logan Ondrusek 3, Aroldis Chapman 6, Francisco Cordero 3
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rickie Weeks, 2B3221010 .309
Carlos Gomez, CF4012014 .250
Ryan Braun, LF4000014 .356
Prince Fielder, 1B4100110 .326
Casey McGehee, 3B4000102 .281
Corey Hart, RF5020011 .333
    Sergio Mitre, P0000000 .000
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS5120010 .267
Jonathan Lucroy, C4121100 .357
Yovani Gallardo, P2100013 .231
    Mitch Stetter, P0000000 .000
    Sean Green, P0000000 .000
   a- Mark Kotsay, PH1011000 .265
    LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
    Kameron Loe, P0000000 .000
   b- Craig Counsell, PH1010000 .185
    John Axford, P0000000 .000
    Brandon Boggs, RF1000000 .111
Totals38611537  
a-singled for Green in the 6th
b-singled for Loe in the 8th
Batting
2B - Rickie Weeks (5, LeCure), Yuniesky Betancourt (6, Smith)
SF - Rickie Weeks (1)
SH - Carlos Gomez (3)
RBI - Rickie Weeks (10), Carlos Gomez 2 (10), Jonathan Lucroy (5), Mark Kotsay (5)
2-OUT RBI - Carlos Gomez 2 (4)
CS - Corey Hart (1, 2nd base by Chapman/Hanigan)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - McGehee-Weeks-Fielder
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yovani Gallardo 51066331 5.70
Mitch Stetter 0.1100000 1.80
Sean Green 0.2100020 6.75
LaTroy Hawkins 1100000 3.00
Kameron Loe 1000110 2.84
John Axford 1000000 5.23
Sergio Mitre (L,0-1) 1211101 3.00
WP - Sean Green (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 101-54, Mitch Stetter 6-5, Sean Green 15-10, LaTroy Hawkins 9-5, Kameron Loe 12-6, John Axford 14-8, Sergio Mitre 21-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 5-7, Mitch Stetter 1-0, LaTroy Hawkins 1-2, Kameron Loe 1-1, Sergio Mitre 2-0
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 28, Mitch Stetter 2, Sean Green 3, LaTroy Hawkins 4, Kameron Loe 4, John Axford 3, Sergio Mitre 5
Game Information
Attendance - 33848
Game Time - 3:52
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Tim Tschida