Reds strike out 14, beat short-handed Brewers 3-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) With Christian Yelich on the bench, Milwaukee couldn't even get a runner past second base.

Sonny Gray and three Cincinnati relievers held down the Brewers, who were missing Yelich because of back spasms, in the Reds' 3-0 victory Tuesday night.

It was the major league-leading seventh shutout for the Reds as the Brewers were blanked for the first time this season.

Yelich was a late scratch from the starting lineup because of the back issue. Manager Craig Counsell said Yelich's status would be reviewed Wednesday.

Gray (1-4) earned his first win of the season with six shutout innings in his first appearance ever at Miller Park. He tied his season-high with nine strikeouts. Raisel Iglesias earned his 10th save.

''I've had a plan, I just stayed with it and trusted that,'' Gray said. ''I just trusted it making big pitches with runners on.''

The Brewers showed a lack of punch without Yelich, the 2018 National League MVP, striking out 14 times. Yelich is batting .325 and had a major league-leading 19 home runs coming into Tuesday night.

Nick Senzel led off the first inning with a triple off Brewers starter Gio Gonzalez (2-1) and scored when Gonzalez threw a wild pitch to Phillip Ervin. Ervin then doubled, scoring Eugenio Suarez, who had walked. And Ervin scored when Kyle Farmer hit into a fielder's choice.

''They caught me on my heels that first inning,'' Gonzalez said. ''They were real aggressive right away.''

After cruising through the first three innings giving up only one hit, Gray walked Ryan Braun and Yasmani Grandal to start the fourth inning. But Braun was thrown out trying to steal third, Eric Thames grounded out and Keston Hiura struck out. The Brewers also put two runners on base in the fifth and sixth innings, but couldn't score.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: Yelich previously missed parts of seven games in late April and early May because of back problems, but did not go on the injured list...3B Travis Shaw (right wrist strain) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday after being placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.

Reds: OF Yasiel Puig, who suffered a sprained right shoulder after making a catch in right field and crashing into the padded wall in Cincinnati on Sunday, didn't play but won't be going on the injured list, manager David Bell said. ... LHP Zach Duke (right calf strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Monday and IF Josh VanMeter was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.

BASE-RUNNING BASICS

When Braun was caught stealing, he didn't start running until Reds catcher Curt Casali had already caught a wide-and-outside pitch from Gray. The Reds' Nick Senzel was called out in the fifth inning for running out of the baseline. He was an easy out after he started to try to steal second base before Gonzalez threw a pitch.

PITCH-HITTING

Brewers LHP Brandon Woodruff lifted his season batting average to .333 (8-for-24) with a pinch-hit single. As a pinch-hitter, he's 2-for-3.

OUT BY STRIKEOUT

Reds LHP Amir Garrett has recorded his last nine outs by strikeout. On Tuesday, he pitched the eighth inning and struck out all three Brewers batters he faced.

A HOME WELCOME

Hiura, a first-round draft pick of Milwaukee in 2017, made his first appearance at Miller Park. His major-league debut was on May 14. The second baseman went 2-for-4 with two singles and two strikeouts.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (5-1, 1.90 ERA) has won his previous two starts, at home against the Chicago Cubs and in San Francisco against the Giants.

Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (5-0, 1.54 ERA) has given up only one earned run in each of his previous two starts, against the Phillies and the Cubs, both on the road.

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  • W: S. Gray (1-4)L: G. Gonzalez (2-1)S: R. Iglesias (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Votto 1B40100011.209.321.337.6580.5
E. Suarez 3B31000121.254.337.538.8741.0
P. Ervin RF31110110.286.444.500.9444.5
J. Iglesias SS40100021.293.325.420.7450.0
K. Farmer 2B30010011.230.273.508.7812.5
a- J. Winker PH-LF10000010.221.289.462.751-0.5
C. Casali C30000011.269.319.343.663-0.5
J. Peraza LF-2B30000000.199.248.316.5640.0
S. Gray P20000010.077.143.077.220-0.5
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Dietrich PH10000000.237.342.619.9610.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Farmer in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Hernandez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF30200100.273.333.414.7474.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000014.250.317.512.829-0.5
R. Braun LF30100121.275.339.484.8230.0
Y. Grandal C10000311.264.367.459.8272.5
E. Thames 1B40000025.229.375.427.802-1.0
K. Hiura 2B40200021.286.355.393.7481.0
B. Gamel RF40000023.273.352.382.734-1.0
O. Arcia SS40000021.248.315.364.679-1.0
G. Gonzalez P10000010.000.125.000.125-0.5
a- B. Woodruff PH10100000.333.360.417.7771.0
F. Peralta P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH10000010.200.315.304.619-0.5
A. Houser P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for G. Gonzalez in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Peralta in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Ervin
  • 3B - N. Senzel (2)
  • RBI - P. Ervin (2), K. Farmer (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez, J. Iglesias, C. Casali
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moustakas 2 (2), E. Thames 3 (3), K. Hiura, B. Gamel 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Farmer (2)
  • CS - N. Senzel
BASERUNNING
  • CS - R. Braun
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Votto-Iglesias; Iglesias-Peraza-Votto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (W, 1-4)6.05004903.781.2223.5
D. Hernandez (H, 8)1.00000203.421.234.0
A. Garrett (H, 7)1.00001301.331.083.5
R. Iglesias (S, 10)1.01000003.331.239.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (W, 1-4)6.0
D. Hernandez (H, 8)1.0
A. Garrett (H, 7)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 10)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez (L, 2-1)5.03333402.391.103.0
F. Peralta2.00000205.791.537.0
A. Houser2.01000404.401.407.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Gonzalez (L, 2-1)5.0
F. Peralta2.0
A. Houser2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 103-58, D. Hernandez 12-8, A. Garrett 22-13, R. Iglesias 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 6-1, D. Hernandez 1-0, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 25, D. Hernandez 3, A. Garrett 4, R. Iglesias 3
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Gonzalez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 90-55, F. Peralta 25-17, A. Houser 32-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 7-3, F. Peralta 2-2, A. Houser 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 20, F. Peralta 6, A. Houser 7
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Senzel CF31100100.254.329.451.7804.0
J. Votto 1B40100011.209.321.337.6580.5
E. Suarez 3B31000121.254.337.538.8741.0
P. Ervin RF31110110.286.444.500.9444.5
J. Iglesias SS40100021.293.325.420.7450.0
K. Farmer 2B30010011.230.273.508.7812.5
a- J. Winker PH-LF10000010.221.289.462.751-0.5
C. Casali C30000011.269.319.343.663-0.5
J. Peraza LF-2B30000000.199.248.316.5640.0
S. Gray P20000010.077.143.077.220-0.5
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Dietrich PH10000000.237.342.619.9610.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Farmer in the 9th
  • b-grounded out for Hernandez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Cain CF30200100.273.333.414.7474.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000014.250.317.512.829-0.5
R. Braun LF30100121.275.339.484.8230.0
Y. Grandal C10000311.264.367.459.8272.5
E. Thames 1B40000025.229.375.427.802-1.0
K. Hiura 2B40200021.286.355.393.7481.0
B. Gamel RF40000023.273.352.382.734-1.0
O. Arcia SS40000021.248.315.364.679-1.0
G. Gonzalez P10000010.000.125.000.125-0.5
a- B. Woodruff PH10100000.333.360.417.7771.0
F. Peralta P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH10000010.200.315.304.619-0.5
A. Houser P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for G. Gonzalez in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Peralta in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Ervin
  • 3B - N. Senzel (2)
  • RBI - P. Ervin (2), K. Farmer (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Suarez, J. Iglesias, C. Casali
BATTING
  • 2B - L. Cain (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Moustakas 2 (2), E. Thames 3 (3), K. Hiura, B. Gamel 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Farmer (2)
  • CS - N. Senzel
BASERUNNING
  • CS - R. Braun
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Votto-Iglesias; Iglesias-Peraza-Votto)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (W, 1-4)6.05004903.781.2223.5
D. Hernandez (H, 8)1.00000203.421.234.0
A. Garrett (H, 7)1.00001301.331.083.5
R. Iglesias (S, 10)1.01000003.331.239.0
Total9.06005140---
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (W, 1-4)6.0
D. Hernandez (H, 8)1.0
A. Garrett (H, 7)1.0
R. Iglesias (S, 10)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez (L, 2-1)5.03333402.391.103.0
F. Peralta2.00000205.791.537.0
A. Houser2.01000404.401.407.0
Total9.04333100---
PITCHERSIP
G. Gonzalez (L, 2-1)5.0
F. Peralta2.0
A. Houser2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 103-58, D. Hernandez 12-8, A. Garrett 22-13, R. Iglesias 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 6-1, D. Hernandez 1-0, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 25, D. Hernandez 3, A. Garrett 4, R. Iglesias 3
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Gonzalez
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 90-55, F. Peralta 25-17, A. Houser 32-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 7-3, F. Peralta 2-2, A. Houser 2-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 20, F. Peralta 6, A. Houser 7
  • 1ST INNING
    Farmer reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ervin scored, Iglesias out at second30
    Ervin doubled to deep center, Suarez scored20
    Senzel scored, Suarez to second on wild pitch10
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Houser Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Ervin struck out on foul tip
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • Jesse Winker hit for Kyle Farmer
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved Amir Garrett
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Strike swinging, Hiura singled to left
    • B. Gamel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gamel lined out to right
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Arcia grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Hiura out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adrian Houser pitching
    • Derek Dietrich hit for David Hernandez
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Dietrich grounded out to first
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel grounded out to third
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto reached on an infield single to third
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Amir Garrett pitching
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Farmer struck out on foul tip
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Casali flied out to center
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza lined out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez relieved Sonny Gray
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Jesus Aguilar hit for Freddy Peralta
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cain grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Freddy Peralta pitching
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Suarez grounded out to shortstop
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ervin grounded out to third
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Braun singled to left
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Ball, Hiura reached on an infield single to second, Braun to second
    • B. Gamel: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • S. Gray: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • N. Senzel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Senzel walked
    • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Senzel caught stealing second, shortstop to pitcher to first, Foul, Ball, Votto grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Arcia struck out on foul tip
    • Brandon Woodruff hit for Gio Gonzalez
    • B. Woodruff: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Woodruff singled to shallow left
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain singled to shallow center, Woodruff to second
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Moustakas flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Farmer grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Braun walked
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Braun to second
    • E. Thames: Ball, Braun caught stealing third, catcher to third, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Thames grounded out to first, Grandal to second
    • K. Hiura: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Votto grounded out to first
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ervin walked
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • G. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cain walked
    • M. Moustakas: Foul, Moustakas grounded into double play shortstop to first, Cain out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza lined out to center
    • S. Gray: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gray grounded out to third
    • N. Senzel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Senzel grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • K. Hiura: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hiura struck out swinging
    • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gamel grounded out to third
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arcia grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • N. Senzel: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Senzel tripled to deep center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Votto struck out on foul tip
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Suarez walked
    • P. Ervin: Ball, Ball, Senzel scored, Suarez to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ervin doubled to deep center, Suarez scored
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to left, Ervin to third
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike looking, Farmer reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Ervin scored, Iglesias out at second
    • C. Casali: Ball, Farmer stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Casali lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Cain doubled to deep center
    • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Braun: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Thames grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)