Braun snaps tie with double, Brewers beat Reds again 7-6

CINCINNATI (AP) A resurgent night for the Brewers' struggling offense ended with the bullpen stealing the show again.

Ryan Braun's two-run double put Milwaukee ahead to stay, and Jeremy Jeffress escaped a two-on, one-out threat in the eighth by fanning Joey Votto, preserving a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

One day after Josh Hader set a major league record by fanning eight Reds in less than three innings to close out a 6-5 win, Jeffress came into an even more difficult situation and pulled another one out .

''The situation he came into was as tough a situation as there is - the tying run at third and Joey Votto coming up,'' manager Craig Counsell said. ''Josh had a great night last night. That was a tougher situation to come into.''

With runners on first and third, Jeffress got Votto on a called third strike with a fastball on the inside corner. He then retired Scott Schebler on a grounder to end the threat, and finished the game for his first save since 2016.

''The guy's been amazing,'' said Chase Anderson (3-2), who overcame a rough first inning. ''It's hard to strike out Votto in that situation. He's been the unsung hero of the season so far.''

Milwaukee came into a series in an historically bad slump - only two runs and 14 hits total while getting swept during a four-game series at Wrigley Field. The Brewers have broken out against a Reds team off to its worst start since the Great Depression.

Braun's two-run double off Homer Bailey (0-4) put the Brewers ahead to stay 5-3 in the fifth inning, Milwaukee's second straight game with at least six runs. The Reds have lost all of Bailey's seven starts this season.

Travis Shaw snapped an 0-for-19 slump with a two-run homer. Jesus Aguilar and Hernan Perez added solo shots, giving Milwaukee five homers in the series.

Eugenio Suarez led the Reds with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly. In six games back from a broken thumb, Suarez is batting .360 with three doubles, 10 RBIs and a homer.

The Reds fell to 7-23, matching the 1931 and 1934 teams for worst 30-game start in franchise history.

''We just can't quite get over the hump,'' said interim manager Jim Riggleman, who is 4-8. ''That's why we're where we are in the standings, but I know we're going to get out of it. We're getting close. We're going to close the gap on these teams.''

BREWERS MOVE

Milwaukee made a move to add a position player temporarily, calling up OF Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioning RH reliever Brandon Woodruff.

KEEP GOING

Perez's homer barely cleared the wall in left and deflected back into the outfield. He slid into second base as the Reds tried to make a play, but the umpires ruled it a home run and Perez got up and continued home. The call was confirmed on review.

GOTCHA

Manny Pina threw out Billy Hamilton as he tried to steal second base in the sixth inning, the first time the Reds' speedy center fielder has been caught in six attempts this season.

TOE-TALLY OUT

Reds second baseman Rosell Herrera made an off-line throw to first base on Christian Yelich's grounder in the third inning, but Votto dived, caught the ball and tapped his right toe on the base to get the out.

UPON EVEN FURTHER REVIEW ...

The Brewers fell to 0-5 in replay challenges this season. Counsell asked for a review when Adam Duvall was called safe as he got back to first base on a pickoff try. The call was upheld.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RH Corey Knebel will start a rehab assignment Thursday and make three or four appearances. He's been sidelined by a strained left hamstring since April 6.

Reds: An MRI on Scooter Gennett's sore throwing shoulder found no significant injury. He was out of the lineup for a second straight day, but pinch hit and grounded out.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LH Wade Miley will be activated and make his Milwaukee debut. He signed a minor league deal on Feb. 16 and suffered a strained groin while fielding a bunt on March 21. When added to the 40-man roster, he'll get a one-year deal with a salary of $2.5 million while in the majors and the chance to earn up to $3.2 million in performance bonuses. RH Oliver Drake was designated for assignment.

Reds: Luis Castillo (1-3) is coming off his worst career start. He gave up five runs while pitching into just the second inning last Friday at Minnesota.

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  • W: C. Anderson (3-2)L: H. Bailey (0-4)S: J. Jeffress (1)
  • HR: MIL - H. Perez (3), J. Aguilar (2), T. Shaw (6), CIN - E. Suarez (3), A. Blandino (1)
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J. Aguilar 1B41111020.367.411.571.9825.0
J. Jeffress P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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O. Arcia SS41300001.216.250.307.5573.0
C. Anderson P10000001.091.091.091.1820.0
H. Perez 2B21111010.196.224.357.5815.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Peraza SS42200101.296.320.400.7209.0
    A. Duvall LF30000134.170.257.370.627-0.5
    a- J. Winker PH-LF10100000.313.420.398.8181.0
    J. Votto 1B41110123.269.408.404.8123.0
    S. Schebler RF50100006.309.356.527.8831.0
    E. Suarez 3B31131101.327.410.6151.0259.0
    T. Barnhart C31100200.232.350.366.7164.0
    R. Herrera 2B40100016.200.200.200.4000.5
    D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- D. Mesoraco PH10000000.235.297.353.6500.0
    H. Bailey P10000000.091.091.091.1820.0
    D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    c- S. Gennett PH10000001.296.341.409.7500.0
    A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Blandino 2B11111000.250.294.313.6076.0
    B. Hamilton CF40210001.187.288.264.5522.0
    • a-singled for Duvall in the 8th
    • b-grounded out for Floro in the 9th
    • c-grounded out for Hernandez in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Braun (6)
    • 3B - J. Villar
    • HR - T. Shaw (6), J. Aguilar (2), H. Perez (3)
    • SH - C. Anderson (2)
    • RBI - R. Braun 2 (17), T. Shaw 2 (16), J. Aguilar (9), J. Villar (9), H. Perez (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Braun 2 (12), T. Shaw 2 (6), J. Aguilar (5)
    BATTING
    • HR - E. Suarez (3), A. Blandino
    • SF - E. Suarez
    • SH - H. Bailey (2)
    • RBI - J. Votto (15), E. Suarez 3 (17), A. Blandino (2), B. Hamilton (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - E. Suarez 2 (10), B. Hamilton (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - O. Arcia
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Peraza 2 (5)
    • CS - B. Hamilton
    • Picked Off - A. Duvall
    FIELDING
    • E - O. Arcia (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Anderson (W, 3-2)5.16444413.381.1310.0
    M. Albers (H, 4)1.22102101.201.07-0.5
    J. Barnes (H, 3)0.13110011.651.35-4.0
    J. Jeffress (S, 1)1.20000100.570.7010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Anderson (W, 3-2)5.1
    M. Albers (H, 4)1.2
    J. Barnes (H, 3)0.1
    J. Jeffress (S, 1)1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Bailey (L, 0-4)5.06551124.811.25-1.5
    D. Hernandez1.01111105.401.800.5
    A. Garrett1.11110112.161.021.5
    D. Floro1.21000400.771.204.0
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Bailey (L, 0-4)5.0
    D. Hernandez1.0
    A. Garrett1.1
    D. Floro1.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 90-51, M. Albers 27-13, J. Barnes 13-7, J. Jeffress 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 3-8, M. Albers 2-2, J. Jeffress 3-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 25, M. Albers 9, J. Barnes 4, J. Jeffress 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 86-56, D. Hernandez 21-11, A. Garrett 16-11, D. Floro 19-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 6-8
    • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 22, D. Hernandez 4, A. Garrett 5, D. Floro 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Yelich RF-LF32100100.274.357.411.7684.0
    R. Braun LF-1B40120001.258.302.474.7764.0
    T. Shaw 3B41121011.243.333.477.8116.5
    J. Aguilar 1B41111020.367.411.571.9825.0
    J. Jeffress P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Pina C31000110.185.267.315.5811.5
    J. Villar 2B30110010.273.312.341.6533.5
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    C. Anderson P10000001.091.091.091.1820.0
    H. Perez 2B21111010.196.224.357.5815.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Peraza SS42200101.296.320.400.7209.0
      A. Duvall LF30000134.170.257.370.627-0.5
      a- J. Winker PH-LF10100000.313.420.398.8181.0
      J. Votto 1B41110123.269.408.404.8123.0
      S. Schebler RF50100006.309.356.527.8831.0
      E. Suarez 3B31131101.327.410.6151.0259.0
      T. Barnhart C31100200.232.350.366.7164.0
      R. Herrera 2B40100016.200.200.200.4000.5
      D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- D. Mesoraco PH10000000.235.297.353.6500.0
      H. Bailey P10000000.091.091.091.1820.0
      D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      c- S. Gennett PH10000001.296.341.409.7500.0
      A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Blandino 2B11111000.250.294.313.6076.0
      B. Hamilton CF40210001.187.288.264.5522.0
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      • a-singled for Duvall in the 8th
      • b-grounded out for Floro in the 9th
      • c-grounded out for Hernandez in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Braun (6)
      • 3B - J. Villar
      • HR - T. Shaw (6), J. Aguilar (2), H. Perez (3)
      • SH - C. Anderson (2)
      • RBI - R. Braun 2 (17), T. Shaw 2 (16), J. Aguilar (9), J. Villar (9), H. Perez (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Braun 2 (12), T. Shaw 2 (6), J. Aguilar (5)
      BATTING
      • HR - E. Suarez (3), A. Blandino
      • SF - E. Suarez
      • SH - H. Bailey (2)
      • RBI - J. Votto (15), E. Suarez 3 (17), A. Blandino (2), B. Hamilton (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Suarez 2 (10), B. Hamilton (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - O. Arcia
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Peraza 2 (5)
      • CS - B. Hamilton
      • Picked Off - A. Duvall
      FIELDING
      • E - O. Arcia (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Anderson (W, 3-2)5.16444413.381.1310.0
      M. Albers (H, 4)1.22102101.201.07-0.5
      J. Barnes (H, 3)0.13110011.651.35-4.0
      J. Jeffress (S, 1)1.20000100.570.7010.5
      Total9.01165662---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Anderson (W, 3-2)5.1
      M. Albers (H, 4)1.2
      J. Barnes (H, 3)0.1
      J. Jeffress (S, 1)1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Bailey (L, 0-4)5.06551124.811.25-1.5
      D. Hernandez1.01111105.401.800.5
      A. Garrett1.11110112.161.021.5
      D. Floro1.21000400.771.204.0
      Total9.0977273---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Bailey (L, 0-4)5.0
      D. Hernandez1.0
      A. Garrett1.1
      D. Floro1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Anderson 90-51, M. Albers 27-13, J. Barnes 13-7, J. Jeffress 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Anderson 3-8, M. Albers 2-2, J. Jeffress 3-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Anderson 25, M. Albers 9, J. Barnes 4, J. Jeffress 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Bailey 86-56, D. Hernandez 21-11, A. Garrett 16-11, D. Floro 19-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Bailey 6-8
      • Batters Faced - H. Bailey 22, D. Hernandez 4, A. Garrett 5, D. Floro 5
      • 8TH INNING
        Blandino homered to left76
      • 7TH INNING
        Suarez hit sacrifice fly to left, Peraza scored75
        Perez homered to left74
      • 6TH INNING
        Hamilton singled to center, Barnhart scored64
        Villar tripled to deep right center, Pina scored63
      • 5TH INNING
        Braun doubled to deep right, Arcia and Yelich scored53
      • 1ST INNING
        Suarez homered to left center, Votto scored33
        Votto singled to left, Peraza scored31
        Aguilar homered to left center30
        Shaw homered to right center, Yelich scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • D. Floro Pitching:
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Phillips struck out looking
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia singled to right
        • H. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Arcia caught stealing, catcher to second, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Jeffress Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Suarez lined out to center
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart grounded out to shortstop
        • Devin Mesoraco hit for Dylan Floro
        • D. Mesoraco: Ball, Strike looking, Mesoraco grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Garrett Pitching:
        • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
        • Alex Blandino at second
        • Dylan Floro pitching
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jacob Barnes relieved Matt Albers
        • A. Blandino: Ball, Foul, Ball, Blandino homered to left
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton singled to center
        • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Peraza flied out to deep center
        • Jesse Winker hit for Adam Duvall
        • J. Winker: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Winker singled to right, Hamilton to third
        • Brett Phillips in right
        • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
        • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Amir Garrett pitching
        • H. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Perez homered to left
        • L. Cain: Foul, Strike swinging, Cain flied out to right
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Yelich lined out to left
        • R. Braun: Ball, Braun lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Albers Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Ball, Peraza reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • J. Votto: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto walked, Peraza to second
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler safe at first on shortstop Arcia fielding error, Peraza to third, Votto to second
        • E. Suarez: Suarez hit sacrifice fly to left, Peraza scored
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnhart walked, Votto to third, Schebler to second
        • R. Herrera: Herrera flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • David Hernandez relieved Homer Bailey
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
        • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pina walked
        • J. Villar: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Villar tripled to deep right center, Pina scored
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Arcia lined into double play third, Villar out at third
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Anderson Pitching:
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Barnhart walked
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrera lined out to left
        • Scooter Gennett hit for David Hernandez
        • Hernan Perez at second
        • Matt Albers pitching
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Gennett grounded out to pitcher, Barnhart to second
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Hamilton singled to center, Barnhart scored
        • J. Peraza: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hamilton caught stealing, catcher to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • H. Bailey Pitching:
        • O. Arcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Arcia reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • C. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Anderson fouled out to first
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Cain grounded out to second, Arcia to second
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
        • R. Braun: Ball, Braun doubled to deep right, Arcia and Yelich scored
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Shaw grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Anderson Pitching:
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duvall walked
        • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Votto flied out to deep left
        • S. Schebler: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Schebler flied out to deep right
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked, Duvall to second
        • T. Barnhart: Duvall picked off at second, pitcher to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • H. Bailey Pitching:
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Aguilar lined out to first
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Pina flied out to center
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Anderson Pitching:
        • H. Bailey: Strike looking, Ball, Bailey grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hamilton lined out to left
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • H. Bailey Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Yelich grounded out to second
        • R. Braun: Braun flied out to right
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Shaw flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Votto struck out swinging
        • S. Schebler: Foul, Ball, Schebler singled to right
        • E. Suarez: Suarez lined out to second
        • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Barnhart reached on bunt single to third, Schebler to second
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Herrera struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • H. Bailey Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Ball, Villar flied out to deep center
        • O. Arcia: Strike looking, Arcia singled to right
        • C. Anderson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Anderson hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Arcia to second
        • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Anderson Pitching:
        • R. Herrera: Herrera singled to right
        • H. Bailey: Pickoff attempt, Bailey hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Herrera to second
        • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to shortstop, Herrera to third
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked
        • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Peraza stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • H. Bailey Pitching:
        • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Cain fouled out to first
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Yelich singled to right
        • R. Braun: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Braun grounded out to third, Yelich to second
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Shaw homered to right center, Yelich scored
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Aguilar homered to left center
        • M. Pina: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pina fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Peraza singled to center
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Peraza stole second, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Votto singled to left, Peraza scored
        • S. Schebler: Schebler flied out to deep right
        • E. Suarez: Suarez homered to left center, Votto scored
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Foul, Barnhart lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)