Reds lose a starter, but Winker's double beats Brewers 7-5

CINCINNATI (AP) Jesse Winker whiffed in his first major league moment. His second time at the plate produced a game-winning hit.

Winker doubled home the go-ahead runs with his first major league hit, and the Cincinnati Reds overcame two more homers by Eric Thames for a 7-5 victory on Saturday, ending the Milwaukee Brewers' four-game winning streak.

The Reds also lost another starter. Left-hander Brandon Finnegan came out of the game after the first inning because of shoulder soreness. The Reds already have three starters on the disabled list.

''He felt it a little bit after his last start, but he did everything between starts and he seemed fine,'' manager Bryan Price said. ''Then it popped back up. He won't make his next start. It's not good right now.''

Winker helped the Reds pull it out. He was called up on Friday night and struck out as a pinch hitter with his parents and two brothers in the stands. When he came up in the sixth inning on Saturday, he dumped a hit into left field for a 6-4 lead.

''In my first at-bat yesterday, I took the time to look around and soak up the atmosphere,'' said Winker, 23. ''I sort of knew where my parents were sitting and I found my mom, and we locked eyes. It was surreal. You only get one first time.

''Today it was more like whenever I get called upon, I'll be ready to go to work. I didn't hit the ball hard, but I got the job done.''

Winker's hit off Carlos Torres (0-1) had sidespin and took a weird bounce after landing.

''Winker's ball is a flair,'' manager Craig Counsell said. ''That's the one that really hurts you, two runs on a flair.''

Scott Schebler homered for Cincinnati, and Scooter Gennett drove in a pair with a single and a double.

Raisel Iglesias (1-0) allowed one run in two innings as manager Bryan Price used five relievers after Finnegan's early departure. Michael Lorenzen walked a batter in the ninth while getting his first career save.

Thames hit a pair of solo homers. He has homered in each of the last three games, with four in all, and is 12 for 29 during an eight-game hitting streak. Hernan Perez had a two-run double and a solo homer as part of a three-hit game.

Schebler homered on the 11th pitch of his at-bat against starter Zach Davies, who gave up three runs in five innings. Zack Cozart's RBI triple extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RH Junior Garza worked out on a treadmill on Saturday, part of his recovery from a strained right calf. ''Right now everything is positive,'' Counsell said. ''I don't have any update on when he'll be back.''

Reds: C Devin Mesoraco is scheduled to catch back-to-back nine-inning games next week as part of his rehab assignment as he continues his recovery from hip surgery last season. He'll then be evaluated and could be activated off the DL.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Counsell, on watching the 2013 movie ''42'' about Jackie Robinson with his son's Little League team: ''I was kind of blown away by how captivated the kids were with the story. It really made an impact on me.''

STREAK STUFF

Milwaukee's four-game winning streak matched its longest last season. The Brewers' last winning streak of more than four games came in 2015, when they won six in a row from Aug. 30-September 5.

KEEP GOING

Perez's homer landed on the top of the wall in left-center, went over and deflected back. It was originally ruled a double before the call was corrected by replay.

SLOW STARTER

Davies opened last season 0-3 with an 8.78 ERA before settling in. He's 0-2 in three starts with a 4.32 ERA this season.

''The first couple starts were kind of tough,'' Davies said. ''It's a grind right now.''

UP NEXT

Brewers: RH Wily Peralta (2-0) is holding opponents to a .216 average and hasn't allowed a homer in two starts. He's 5-6 career against the Reds in 14 starts.

Reds: RH Sal Romano will make his major league debut, filling in for the injured Rookie Davis. Romano, 23, becomes the third Reds starter to make his major league debut this season, joining Davis and LH Amir Garrett.

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  • W: R. Iglesias (1-0)L: C. Torres (0-1)S: M. Lorenzen (1)
  • HR: MIL - E. Thames 2 (5), H. Perez (1), CIN - S. Schebler (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Villar 2B30000231.163.241.388.6280.5
E. Thames 1B43222101.382.462.9121.37314.0
R. Braun LF50200013.237.370.500.8702.5
D. Santana RF21000201.243.364.514.8773.0
H. Perez 3B41331002.200.226.367.59211.0
K. Broxton CF30000023.161.257.290.547-1.0
a- K. Nieuwenhuis PH-CF10000010.056.105.222.327-0.5
J. Bandy C40000032.250.308.417.724-1.5
O. Arcia SS30000110.235.278.294.5720.5
Z. Davies P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH10000000.364.417.455.8710.0
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Marinez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- N. Franklin PH10000010.286.2861.0001.286-0.5
  • a-struck out for Broxton in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Torres in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Marinez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF40000011.229.240.292.532-0.5
J. Peraza 2B50000002.240.255.280.5350.0
J. Votto 1B31100200.178.255.444.6995.0
S. Schebler RF41211113.200.317.514.8317.5
E. Suarez 3B42200013.375.457.6751.1326.5
S. Gennett LF41220002.320.346.7601.1066.0
A. Duvall LF0000-000.286.348.548.000-
Z. Cozart SS32210102.485.538.8181.3578.0
T. Barnhart C20010112.276.344.345.6891.5
B. Finnegan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Stephenson P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
R. Iglesias P101000001.0001.0002.0003.0002.0
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  • a-doubled for Iglesias in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun, H. Perez (2)
  • HR - E. Thames 2 (5), H. Perez
  • SH - Z. Davies
  • RBI - E. Thames 2 (10), H. Perez 3 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames (6), H. Perez 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Votto (3), E. Suarez (4), S. Gennett (2), R. Iglesias, J. Winker
  • 3B - E. Suarez, Z. Cozart (3)
  • HR - S. Schebler (3)
  • SH - B. Hamilton, T. Barnhart (2)
  • RBI - S. Schebler (7), S. Gennett 2 (10), Z. Cozart (7), T. Barnhart (2), J. Winker 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - J. Villar (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies5.05332418.791.407.0
C. Torres (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)1.03331004.324.00-9.0
J. Hughes1.03111001.424.00-2.0
J. Marinez1.00001104.261.002.5
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies5.0
C. Torres (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)1.0
J. Hughes1.0
J. Marinez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Finnegan1.01223102.704.00-2.5
R. Stephenson3.03111515.401.336.5
R. Iglesias (W, 1-0)2.01110211.170.5012.0
T. Cingrani (H, 2)0.22110112.453.00-2.5
D. Storen (H, 1)1.10001201.420.753.0
M. Lorenzen (S, 1)1.00001104.501.009.5
PITCHERSIP
B. Finnegan1.0
R. Stephenson3.0
R. Iglesias (W, 1-0)2.0
T. Cingrani (H, 2)0.2
D. Storen (H, 1)1.1
M. Lorenzen (S, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Davies, J. Hughes
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 96-64, C. Torres 21-14, J. Hughes 14-8, J. Marinez 16-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 5-6, C. Torres 3-0, J. Hughes 1-2, J. Marinez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 22, C. Torres 7, J. Hughes 7, J. Marinez 4
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Finnegan
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Finnegan 26-10, R. Stephenson 55-37, R. Iglesias 19-15, T. Cingrani 15-11, D. Storen 22-14, M. Lorenzen 17-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stephenson 2-2, R. Iglesias 1-3, D. Storen 1-1, M. Lorenzen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. Finnegan 6, R. Stephenson 13, R. Iglesias 7, T. Cingrani 4, D. Storen 5, M. Lorenzen 4
  • Balks - M. Lorenzen
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Villar 2B30000231.163.241.388.6280.5
E. Thames 1B43222101.382.462.9121.37314.0
R. Braun LF50200013.237.370.500.8702.5
D. Santana RF21000201.243.364.514.8773.0
H. Perez 3B41331002.200.226.367.59211.0
K. Broxton CF30000023.161.257.290.547-1.0
a- K. Nieuwenhuis PH-CF10000010.056.105.222.327-0.5
J. Bandy C40000032.250.308.417.724-1.5
O. Arcia SS30000110.235.278.294.5720.5
Z. Davies P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Torres P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Aguilar PH10000000.364.417.455.8710.0
J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Marinez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- N. Franklin PH10000010.286.2861.0001.286-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Broxton in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Torres in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Marinez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Hamilton CF40000011.229.240.292.532-0.5
J. Peraza 2B50000002.240.255.280.5350.0
J. Votto 1B31100200.178.255.444.6995.0
S. Schebler RF41211113.200.317.514.8317.5
E. Suarez 3B42200013.375.457.6751.1326.5
S. Gennett LF41220002.320.346.7601.1066.0
A. Duvall LF0000-000.286.348.548.000-
Z. Cozart SS32210102.485.538.8181.3578.0
T. Barnhart C20010112.276.344.345.6891.5
B. Finnegan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Stephenson P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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a- J. Winker PH10120000.500.5001.0001.5004.0
T. Cingrani P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Storen P10000003.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Lorenzen P0000-000.500.5002.000.000-
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  • a-doubled for Iglesias in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Braun, H. Perez (2)
  • HR - E. Thames 2 (5), H. Perez
  • SH - Z. Davies
  • RBI - E. Thames 2 (10), H. Perez 3 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Thames (6), H. Perez 2 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Votto (3), E. Suarez (4), S. Gennett (2), R. Iglesias, J. Winker
  • 3B - E. Suarez, Z. Cozart (3)
  • HR - S. Schebler (3)
  • SH - B. Hamilton, T. Barnhart (2)
  • RBI - S. Schebler (7), S. Gennett 2 (10), Z. Cozart (7), T. Barnhart (2), J. Winker 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • Picked Off - J. Villar (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Davies5.05332418.791.407.0
C. Torres (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)1.03331004.324.00-9.0
J. Hughes1.03111001.424.00-2.0
J. Marinez1.00001104.261.002.5
Total8.01177551---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Davies5.0
C. Torres (L, 0-1) (BS, 1)1.0
J. Hughes1.0
J. Marinez1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Finnegan1.01223102.704.00-2.5
R. Stephenson3.03111515.401.336.5
R. Iglesias (W, 1-0)2.01110211.170.5012.0
T. Cingrani (H, 2)0.22110112.453.00-2.5
D. Storen (H, 1)1.10001201.420.753.0
M. Lorenzen (S, 1)1.00001104.501.009.5
Total9.07556123---
PITCHERSIP
B. Finnegan1.0
R. Stephenson3.0
R. Iglesias (W, 1-0)2.0
T. Cingrani (H, 2)0.2
D. Storen (H, 1)1.1
M. Lorenzen (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Davies, J. Hughes
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Davies 96-64, C. Torres 21-14, J. Hughes 14-8, J. Marinez 16-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Davies 5-6, C. Torres 3-0, J. Hughes 1-2, J. Marinez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - Z. Davies 22, C. Torres 7, J. Hughes 7, J. Marinez 4
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Finnegan
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Finnegan 26-10, R. Stephenson 55-37, R. Iglesias 19-15, T. Cingrani 15-11, D. Storen 22-14, M. Lorenzen 17-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stephenson 2-2, R. Iglesias 1-3, D. Storen 1-1, M. Lorenzen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - B. Finnegan 6, R. Stephenson 13, R. Iglesias 7, T. Cingrani 4, D. Storen 5, M. Lorenzen 4
  • Balks - M. Lorenzen
  • 7TH INNING
    Gennett doubled to right, Votto scored, Schebler to third57
    Thames homered to center56
  • 6TH INNING
    Winker doubled to shallow left, Gennett and Cozart scored46
    Gennett singled to center, Suarez scored44
    Perez homered to left43
  • 3RD INNING
    Thames homered to right33
  • 2ND INNING
    Barnhart grounded out to first, Cozart scored23
    Cozart tripled to left center, Suarez scored22
    Schebler homered to right21
  • 1ST INNING
    Perez doubled to deep center, Thames and Santana scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • N. Franklin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Franklin struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
    • E. Thames: Villar to second on balk, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Thames grounded out to second, Villar to third
    • R. Braun: Ball, Braun lined out to right
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • D. Storen Pitching:
    • K. Nieuwenhuis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nieuwenhuis struck out swinging
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Bandy grounded out to third
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Arcia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Marinez Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza lined out to center
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto walked
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Schebler grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Votto out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • T. Cingrani Pitching:
    • J. Aguilar: Strike swinging, Aguilar flied out to right
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • E. Thames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Thames homered to center
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Braun doubled to deep left
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Santana walked
    • H. Perez: Perez lined out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Hughes Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Votto doubled to left center
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike looking, Schebler singled to center, Votto to third
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez lined out to shortstop
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett doubled to right, Votto scored, Schebler to third
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Cozart popped out to shortstop
    • T. Barnhart: Barnhart intentionally walked
    • D. Storen: Strike looking, Ball, Storen grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Iglesias Pitching:
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Perez homered to left
    • K. Broxton: Strike swinging, Broxton grounded out to third
    • J. Bandy: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bandy struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia popped out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Torres Pitching:
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Suarez tripled to deep right
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Gennett singled to center, Suarez scored
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cozart walked, Gennett to second
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart hit sacrifice bunt to first, Gennett to third, Cozart to second
    • J. Winker: Winker doubled to shallow left, Gennett and Cozart scored
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to second, Winker to third
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Foul, Peraza grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Iglesias Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Thames flied out to deep left
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Braun struck out swinging
    • D. Santana: Santana popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • R. Iglesias: Foul, Iglesias doubled to left center
    • B. Hamilton: Hamilton hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Iglesias to third
    • J. Peraza: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Peraza grounded out to first
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto intentionally walked
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arcia grounded out to second
    • Z. Davies: Ball, Davies popped out to third
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schebler walked
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • S. Gennett: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Gennett lined out to center
    • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cozart reached on an infield single to second, Schebler to second
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Thames homered to right
    • R. Braun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Braun reached on an infield single to third
    • D. Santana: Santana flied out to right
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Perez singled to center, Braun to second
    • K. Broxton: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • J. Bandy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bandy struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Hamilton lined out to third
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Peraza lined out to center
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Votto lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • J. Bandy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bandy struck out looking
    • O. Arcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Arcia walked
    • Z. Davies: Davies hit sacrifice bunt to first, Arcia to second
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Schebler homered to right
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Suarez doubled to deep right
    • S. Gennett: Gennett flied out to left
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Cozart tripled to left center, Suarez scored
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to first, Cozart scored
    • R. Stephenson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Stephenson struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • B. Finnegan Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Thames walked, Villar to second
    • R. Braun: Ball, Braun flied out to right
    • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Strike looking, Villar picked off at second, pitcher to second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana walked, Thames to second
    • H. Perez: Ball, Foul, Perez doubled to deep center, Thames and Santana scored
    • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Perez to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Davies Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton popped out to third
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peraza grounded out to third
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)