Reds cruise past Brewers 10-4 to end eight-game skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes.

Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

''A win is salve regardless of how early or late you are in the season,'' Reds manager Bryan Price said. ''A win makes everyone feel better.''

The Reds won for just the third time in 16 games. Cincinnati is tied with Kansas City for the fewest wins in the majors.

Price praised the Reds' defense, specifically the play of infielders Phil Gosselin and Scooter Gennett, which he said ''never really allowed Milwaukee to get too excited about what was going on.''

The Reds also got a strong outing from starter Luis Castillo (1-2), who entered having allowed 13 earned runs in 16 innings over three starts this season. He shut out the Brewers for six innings before allowing four runs in the seventh.

Castillo went 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits while striking out eight and walking three.

''I was focused on going after the hitters and I was trying to make my pitches on the corners,'' Castillo said through a translator.

The Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on Tucker Barnhart's RBI single and Hamilton's two-run single.

Cincinnati broke the game open in the sixth, scoring six runs and hitting four doubles off reliever Oliver Drake. The Reds sent 10 batters to the plate.

The first run scored on back-to-back doubles by Adam Duvall and Gennett. Castillo had a run-scoring single. Hamilton followed with his second RBI single of the game.

Jose Peraza had a two-run double, and Joey Votto's RBI double finished the scoring in the inning. The double was Votto's first extra-base hit of the season.

''It's been a battle for us to start the season but I feel like the last couple games we've been getting better,'' Hamilton said. ''Today, we broke out and got a few runs and got up early.''

Milwaukee starter Brent Suter (1-2) allowed three runs and six hits over five innings and struck out four.

''It was a frustrating outing,'' Suter said.

Milwaukee scored four runs in the seventh. Reliever Jorge Lopez had a two-run double for his first career hit.

ROSTER MOVES

RHP J.J. Hoover, who was designated for assignment by the Brewers on April 11, has elected free agency. ... The Reds traded minor league C Tony Sanchez to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named or cash.

DOME SWEET DOME

The retractable roof at Miller Park provided a break from the inclement weather that has led to a rash of postponements.

''We definitely feel fortunate from that end,'' Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Monday night's game was played after a major snow storm hit the Milwaukee area over the weekend. The Reds waited through a rain delay of 2 hours, 36 minutes at home Sunday.

''It's nice knowing that it's freezing cold outside but we are going to be able to play in a relatively comfortable environment,'' Price said. ''Playing baseball when it's 25 or 35 degrees isn't fun for anybody.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: OF Jesse Winker, who missed three games with shoulder soreness, entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. ... OF Scott Schebler made a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Sunday and another on Monday for Double-A Pensacola. He's been out with a bruised nerve in his right elbow after being hit by a pitch on April 8. ... RHP Kevin Shackelford (right forearm strain) made a second rehab appearance for Pensacola on Monday.

Brewers: Placed C Manny Pina on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 13, with a right calf strain and recalled C Jacob Nottingham from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Nottingham made his major league debut when he entered the game in the seventh. ... 1B Eric Thames, who aggravated a muscle injury in his left leg and was removed in the third inning of Sunday's game, was out of the lineup.

UP NEXT

Reds: Sal Romano (0-1, 5.87 ERA) is 0-3 with a 7.24 ERA in three starts against the Brewers, all coming as a rookie last season.

Brewers: Junior Guerra (1-0, 1.69) will make his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA in four games (three starts) against the Reds.

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  • W: L. Castillo (1-2)L: B. Suter (1-2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Hamilton CF42230110.196.317.275.5917.5
J. Peraza SS51120003.250.263.339.6025.0
J. Votto 1B50210002.250.292.267.5594.0
A. Duvall LF51310022.200.250.436.6866.0
S. Gennett 2B40110103.303.333.379.7124.0
P. Ervin RF52200012.212.333.242.5764.5
T. Barnhart C51110023.268.400.463.8632.0
P. Gosselin 3B42100101.143.250.286.5364.0
L. Castillo P21110010.429.429.5711.0002.5
C. Reed P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Quackenbush P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Winker PH00000100.250.413.250.6631.0
W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Quackenbush in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B50110032.273.298.345.6440.5
L. Cain CF40100010.271.353.390.7430.5
D. Santana RF40000022.262.338.279.617-1.0
T. Shaw 3B40100000.265.296.441.7371.0
J. Aguilar 1B41100021.391.481.478.9601.0
H. Perez LF30000101.152.200.333.5331.0
O. Arcia SS41200020.192.236.269.5062.0
J. Bandy C20000012.192.300.346.646-0.5
J. Nottingham C01000200.0001.000.0001.0003.0
B. Suter P00000100.000.167.000.1671.0
a- E. Sogard PH10000002.156.206.250.4560.0
O. Drake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lopez P111200001.0001.0002.0003.0005.0
b- R. Braun PH10000001.176.218.373.5910.0
  • a-grounded out for Suter in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Lopez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza (5), J. Votto, A. Duvall 2 (4), S. Gennett (5), P. Ervin
  • SH - L. Castillo
  • RBI - B. Hamilton 3 (6), J. Peraza 2 (2), J. Votto (5), A. Duvall (9), S. Gennett (5), T. Barnhart (4), L. Castillo
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Hamilton 3 (4), J. Peraza 2 (2), J. Votto, A. Duvall (3), L. Castillo
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Lopez
  • RBI - J. Villar (7), J. Lopez 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (2), J. Lopez 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Votto, S. Gennett, J. Peraza
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Aguilar, J. Lopez, O. Arcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 1-2)6.25443806.751.2817.0
C. Reed0.01000006.751.50-1.0
K. Quackenbush0.11000106.431.86-0.5
W. Peralta1.00000100.001.433.5
R. Iglesias1.00001101.230.682.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Suter (L, 1-2)5.06330404.871.383.0
O. Drake1.06661107.002.11-9.5
J. Lopez3.02113203.001.674.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Suter (L, 1-2)5.0
O. Drake1.0
J. Lopez3.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Reed (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 107-70, C. Reed 5-2, K. Quackenbush 10-7, W. Peralta 9-6, R. Iglesias 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 6-5, W. Peralta 1-1, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, C. Reed, K. Quackenbush 2, W. Peralta 3, R. Iglesias 4
PITCHING
  • WP - O. Drake (2)
  • IBB - O. Drake
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Suter 69-53, O. Drake 30-24, J. Lopez 45-27
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 8-3, O. Drake 2-0, J. Lopez 4-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Suter 21, O. Drake 10, J. Lopez 13
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Hamilton CF42230110.196.317.275.5917.5
J. Peraza SS51120003.250.263.339.6025.0
J. Votto 1B50210002.250.292.267.5594.0
A. Duvall LF51310022.200.250.436.6866.0
S. Gennett 2B40110103.303.333.379.7124.0
P. Ervin RF52200012.212.333.242.5764.5
T. Barnhart C51110023.268.400.463.8632.0
P. Gosselin 3B42100101.143.250.286.5364.0
L. Castillo P21110010.429.429.5711.0002.5
C. Reed P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Quackenbush P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Winker PH00000100.250.413.250.6631.0
W. Peralta P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Quackenbush in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar 2B50110032.273.298.345.6440.5
L. Cain CF40100010.271.353.390.7430.5
D. Santana RF40000022.262.338.279.617-1.0
T. Shaw 3B40100000.265.296.441.7371.0
J. Aguilar 1B41100021.391.481.478.9601.0
H. Perez LF30000101.152.200.333.5331.0
O. Arcia SS41200020.192.236.269.5062.0
J. Bandy C20000012.192.300.346.646-0.5
J. Nottingham C01000200.0001.000.0001.0003.0
B. Suter P00000100.000.167.000.1671.0
a- E. Sogard PH10000002.156.206.250.4560.0
O. Drake P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lopez P111200001.0001.0002.0003.0005.0
b- R. Braun PH10000001.176.218.373.5910.0
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  • a-grounded out for Suter in the 5th
  • b-grounded out for Lopez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza (5), J. Votto, A. Duvall 2 (4), S. Gennett (5), P. Ervin
  • SH - L. Castillo
  • RBI - B. Hamilton 3 (6), J. Peraza 2 (2), J. Votto (5), A. Duvall (9), S. Gennett (5), T. Barnhart (4), L. Castillo
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Hamilton 3 (4), J. Peraza 2 (2), J. Votto, A. Duvall (3), L. Castillo
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Lopez
  • RBI - J. Villar (7), J. Lopez 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (2), J. Lopez 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Votto, S. Gennett, J. Peraza
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Aguilar, J. Lopez, O. Arcia
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo (W, 1-2)6.25443806.751.2817.0
C. Reed0.01000006.751.50-1.0
K. Quackenbush0.11000106.431.86-0.5
W. Peralta1.00000100.001.433.5
R. Iglesias1.00001101.230.682.5
Total9.07444110---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo (W, 1-2)6.2
C. Reed0.0
K. Quackenbush0.1
W. Peralta1.0
R. Iglesias1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Suter (L, 1-2)5.06330404.871.383.0
O. Drake1.06661107.002.11-9.5
J. Lopez3.02113203.001.674.0
Total9.0141010470---
PITCHERSIP
B. Suter (L, 1-2)5.0
O. Drake1.0
J. Lopez3.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Reed (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 107-70, C. Reed 5-2, K. Quackenbush 10-7, W. Peralta 9-6, R. Iglesias 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 6-5, W. Peralta 1-1, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 27, C. Reed, K. Quackenbush 2, W. Peralta 3, R. Iglesias 4
PITCHING
  • WP - O. Drake (2)
  • IBB - O. Drake
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Suter 69-53, O. Drake 30-24, J. Lopez 45-27
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Suter 8-3, O. Drake 2-0, J. Lopez 4-2
  • Batters Faced - B. Suter 21, O. Drake 10, J. Lopez 13
  • 8TH INNING
    Duvall doubled to deep left, Hamilton scored, Peraza to third104
  • 7TH INNING
    Villar singled to left, Lopez scored94
    Nottingham scored, Lopez to third on wild pitch93
    Lopez doubled to deep right center, Aguilar and Arcia scored, Nottingham to third92
  • 6TH INNING
    Votto doubled to deep center, Peraza scored90
    Peraza doubled to deep left, Castillo and Hamilton scored80
    Hamilton singled to center, Gosselin scored, Castillo to second60
    Castillo singled to right, Ervin scored, Gosselin to third50
    Gennett doubled to left, Duvall scored40
  • 2ND INNING
    Hamilton singled to right, Barnhart and Gosselin scored30
    Barnhart singled to left center, Ervin scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Lopez Pitching:
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ervin struck out swinging
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • P. Gosselin: Gosselin flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias relieved Wandy Peralta
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • J. Nottingham: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nottingham walked
    • Ryan Braun hit for Jorge Lopez
    • R. Braun: Braun grounded out to second, Nottingham to second
    • J. Villar: Villar lined out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jesse Winker hit for Kevin Quackenbush
    • J. Winker: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked, Winker to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza reached on fielder's choice to third, Winker out at third, Hamilton to second
    • J. Votto: Votto lined out to left
    • A. Duvall: Duvall doubled to deep left, Hamilton scored, Peraza to third
    • S. Gennett: Strike looking, Gennett grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wandy Peralta pitching
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Shaw flied out to left
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Ball, Perez grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jorge Lopez pitching
    • Jacob Nottingham catching
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gennett walked
    • P. Ervin: Strike looking, Ervin singled to left, Gennett to second
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Barnhart grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Gennett to third, Ervin out at second
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Foul, Gosselin grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Shaw flied out to left
    • J. Aguilar: Ball, Aguilar singled to center
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez lined out to second
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Arcia singled to shallow center, Aguilar to second
    • J. Nottingham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Nottingham walked, Aguilar to third, Arcia to second
    • J. Lopez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lopez doubled to deep right center, Aguilar and Arcia scored, Nottingham to third
    • Cody Reed relieved Luis Castillo
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nottingham scored, Lopez to third on wild pitch, Villar singled to left, Lopez scored
    • Kevin Quackenbush relieved Cody Reed
    • L. Cain: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Cain singled to right, Villar to third
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Santana struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Oliver Drake pitching
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duvall doubled to deep left
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Ball, Gennett doubled to left, Duvall scored
    • P. Ervin: Ervin reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Gennett out at third
    • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to third, Ervin to second
    • P. Gosselin: Gosselin intentionally walked
    • L. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Castillo singled to right, Ervin scored, Gosselin to third
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hamilton singled to center, Gosselin scored, Castillo to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike swinging, Castillo to third, Hamilton to second on wild pitch, Foul, Peraza doubled to deep left, Castillo and Hamilton scored
    • J. Votto: Votto doubled to deep center, Peraza scored
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Duvall struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • L. Cain: Cain grounded out to first
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Peraza grounded out to third
    • J. Votto: Ball, Votto grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
    • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
    • O. Arcia: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Arcia singled to right, Perez to third, Arcia to second
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • Eric Sogard hit for Brent Suter
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Sogard grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • P. Gosselin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gosselin grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Castillo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • L. Cain: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cain grounded out to second
    • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Shaw grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Votto lined out to third
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall singled to left
    • S. Gennett: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gennett flied out to center
    • P. Ervin: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ervin grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Duvall out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • J. Bandy: Bandy popped out to second
    • B. Suter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suter walked
    • J. Villar: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Foul, Gennett grounded out to second
    • P. Ervin: Ervin doubled to deep right center
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart singled to left center, Ervin scored
    • P. Gosselin: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Gosselin singled to center, Barnhart to second
    • L. Castillo: Castillo hit sacrifice bunt to third, Barnhart to third, Gosselin to second
    • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton singled to right, Barnhart and Gosselin scored
    • J. Peraza: Peraza grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw singled to right
    • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Shaw out at second
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Suter Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peraza flied out to right
    • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Votto singled to left
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Santana fouled out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)