Peraza hits Reds' latest grand slam in 8-2 win over Brewers

CINCINNATI (AP) Another day, another Cincinnati grand slam.

Jose Peraza kept up the parade of slams, sending Matt Harvey and the Reds over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday.

Peraza connected in the sixth inning for the Reds' major league-leading ninth slam this year, tying the single-season franchise record set in 2002. It was Cincinnati's second in two games and third in the last eight - pitcher Mike Lorenzen had a pinch-hit slam Saturday, and pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went deep with the bases loaded on June 24 against the Cubs.

''I just tried to hit the ball,'' the shortstop said. ''When I hit the ball in the sky, I say, `Wow, it's a home run.' Everybody is happy.''

Peraza hit his first career slam, tagging reliever Aaron Wilkerson.

Eight different Reds have hit grand slams. Adam Duvall is the only player with two.

The last-place Reds have won 11 of 14, and the last eight of 11 against teams that were in first place when their series started.

''We know we can play with these guys (division leaders),'' manager Jim Riggleman said. ''We've got to go through those guys and win our share.''

Harvey (4-5) allowed two hits in 5 2/3 innings and won his third straight start as the Reds salvaged a split of the four-game series. Ryan Braun's two-run homer in the ninth allowed the Brewers to avoid their 11th shutout loss of the season.

Joey Votto, National League RBI leader Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler had consecutive run-scoring singles in the first inning against previously unbeaten rookie Freddy Peralta (3-1).

Harvey, acquired in May from the Mets, struck out six and walked none. The right-hander didn't return after a 54-minute rain delay.

''It was one of those when you come in and try to do as much as you can,'' Harvey said. ''You come in and put a heat pack on, but once it creeps up to an hour ... That's the best I've felt in a long time. I could smell the CG (complete game) coming or at least getting deep in the game. I was pretty much in control the whole time, but I'm happy about the outing and another Reds win.''

Pitching in a gametime temperature of 93 humid degrees, Harvey retired the first 12 batters before Travis Shaw outflanked a defensive shift with an opposite-field single to left leading off the fifth.

Cincinnati's first six batters reached base against Peralta, who'd allowed just a .093 opponents' batting average (7 for 75) in his first four starts, all Milwaukee wins. He recovered from throwing 43 pitches in the first inning to retire the last 10 and 15 of the last 16 batters he faced.

''It started out rough,'' Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. ''He righted it. It was cool to see him right it. That's a lesson that you've got to get it going right away or a big league team will take advantage of it. I thought he handled it very well.''

CHANGE OF SCENERY

The Brewers optioned .197-hitting SS Orlando Arcia to Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game. ''He's been a good major league hitter,'' Counsell said. ''He's been a dominant minor league hitter. We're confident he will get things going again.''

MOVING UP

Votto's two hits pushed him past Hall of Famer Frank Robinson into ninth place on the Reds' career hits list with 1,674. Brandon Phillips is eighth with 1,774 hits.

LAST MINUTE

Braun's ninth-inning homer gave the Brewers at least one in each of their last 19 games at Great American Ball Park, the longest streak by any team, including the Reds.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: OF Christian Yelich took some swings before Sunday's game, the third he'd missed since leaving Thursday's game with a tight lower back.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Brent Suter (8-5) is 6-2 with a 3.50 ERA over his last eight starts.

Reds: RHP Luis Castillo (5-8) didn't allow a home run in his last start, but he still leads NL pitchers in homers allowed with 18.

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  • W: M. Harvey (4-5)L: F. Peralta (3-1)
  • HR: MIL - R. Braun (10), CIN - J. Peraza (5)
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R. Braun LF41121000.245.297.454.7507.0
T. Shaw 3B40200000.243.346.470.8162.0
H. Perez RF40000032.243.267.361.628-1.5
J. Villar 2B30000111.254.301.375.6760.5
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a- E. Sogard PH-SS20000000.137.245.168.4140.0
  • a-grounded out for Peralta in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Peraza SS52241010.274.317.377.69411.5
T. Barnhart C31100100.269.349.386.7343.0
J. Votto 1B31210100.300.433.454.8866.0
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E. Suarez 3B40110013.306.389.563.9531.5
S. Schebler RF40110000.278.351.470.8212.0
A. Duvall LF21000110.204.289.396.6852.5
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M. Harvey P20000023.074.107.074.181-1.0
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B. Hamilton CF41100013.216.298.302.6001.5
  • a-singled for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Stephens in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - R. Braun (10)
  • RBI - R. Braun 2 (35)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza (14), J. Votto (17)
  • HR - J. Peraza (5)
  • RBI - J. Peraza 4 (27), J. Votto (43), E. Suarez (61), S. Schebler (32), J. Winker (33)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Villar-Miller-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Peralta (L, 3-1)5.05333502.280.871.5
A. Wilkerson3.055503115.001.670.5
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F. Peralta (L, 3-1)5.0
A. Wilkerson3.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (W, 4-5)5.22000604.911.2523.0
D. Hernandez (H, 9)0.10000001.551.000.0
J. Hughes1.01001201.241.052.0
J. Stephens1.00000003.791.263.0
R. Iglesias1.01221112.521.07-0.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (W, 4-5)5.2
D. Hernandez (H, 9)0.1
J. Hughes1.0
J. Stephens1.0
R. Iglesias1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - F. Peralta
  • HBP - A. Wilkerson
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Peralta 93-60, A. Wilkerson 49-33
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Peralta 3-6, A. Wilkerson 2-4
  • Batters Faced - F. Peralta 22, A. Wilkerson 15
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 68-47, D. Hernandez 5-4, J. Hughes 23-15, J. Stephens 13-8, R. Iglesias 18-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 6-5, J. Hughes 1-0, J. Stephens 2-1, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 19, D. Hernandez, J. Hughes 5, J. Stephens 3, R. Iglesias 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Wilkerson P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Thames 1B31000111.230.329.549.8781.5
R. Braun LF41121000.245.297.454.7507.0
T. Shaw 3B40200000.243.346.470.8162.0
H. Perez RF40000032.243.267.361.628-1.5
J. Villar 2B30000111.254.301.375.6760.5
K. Broxton CF30000023.250.333.625.958-1.0
M. Pina C30000000.223.291.364.6550.0
F. Peralta P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Peralta in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Peraza SS52241010.274.317.377.69411.5
T. Barnhart C31100100.269.349.386.7343.0
J. Votto 1B31210100.300.433.454.8866.0
R. Iglesias P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
E. Suarez 3B40110013.306.389.563.9531.5
S. Schebler RF40110000.278.351.470.8212.0
A. Duvall LF21000110.204.289.396.6852.5
A. Blandino 2B41100023.218.306.269.5751.0
M. Harvey P20000023.074.107.074.181-1.0
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b- B. Dixon PH-1B10000000.233.281.367.6480.0
B. Hamilton CF41100013.216.298.302.6001.5
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  • a-singled for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-flied out for Stephens in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - R. Braun (10)
  • RBI - R. Braun 2 (35)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Peraza (14), J. Votto (17)
  • HR - J. Peraza (5)
  • RBI - J. Peraza 4 (27), J. Votto (43), E. Suarez (61), S. Schebler (32), J. Winker (33)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Villar-Miller-Thames)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Peralta (L, 3-1)5.05333502.280.871.5
A. Wilkerson3.055503115.001.670.5
Total8.01088381---
PITCHERSIP
F. Peralta (L, 3-1)5.0
A. Wilkerson3.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Harvey (W, 4-5)5.22000604.911.2523.0
D. Hernandez (H, 9)0.10000001.551.000.0
J. Hughes1.01001201.241.052.0
J. Stephens1.00000003.791.263.0
R. Iglesias1.01221112.521.07-0.5
Total9.0422291---
PITCHERSIP
M. Harvey (W, 4-5)5.2
D. Hernandez (H, 9)0.1
J. Hughes1.0
J. Stephens1.0
R. Iglesias1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - F. Peralta
  • HBP - A. Wilkerson
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Peralta 93-60, A. Wilkerson 49-33
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Peralta 3-6, A. Wilkerson 2-4
  • Batters Faced - F. Peralta 22, A. Wilkerson 15
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 68-47, D. Hernandez 5-4, J. Hughes 23-15, J. Stephens 13-8, R. Iglesias 18-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 6-5, J. Hughes 1-0, J. Stephens 2-1, R. Iglesias 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 19, D. Hernandez, J. Hughes 5, J. Stephens 3, R. Iglesias 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Braun homered to center, Thames scored28
  • 6TH INNING
    Peraza homered to left center, Blandino, Winker and Hamilton scored08
    Winker singled to right, Duvall scored, Blandino to second04
  • 1ST INNING
    Schebler singled to left, Votto scored, Suarez to second03
    Suarez singled to right, Barnhart scored, Votto to third02
    Votto doubled to right, Peraza scored, Barnhart to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • E. Thames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Thames walked
    • R. Braun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Braun homered to center, Thames scored
    • T. Shaw: Ball, Shaw lined out to center
    • H. Perez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jackson Stephens relieved Jared Hughes
    • M. Pina: Pina fouled out to first
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sogard grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wilkerson grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brandon Dixon hit for Jackson Stephens
    • B. Dixon: Strike looking, Dixon flied out to right
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton fouled out to third
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Peraza struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jared Hughes pitching
    • R. Braun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Braun grounded out to third
    • T. Shaw: Shaw singled to left
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Perez struck out on foul tip
    • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Villar walked, Shaw to second
    • K. Broxton: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Broxton struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Wilkerson Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to first
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Ball, Blandino flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • M. Pina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pina grounded out to shortstop
    • Eric Sogard hit for Freddy Peralta
    • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Sogard grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Miller: Foul, Foul, Miller singled to center
    • David Hernandez relieved Matt Harvey
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Thames flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Aaron Wilkerson pitching
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Ball, Schebler grounded out to second
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Ball, Duvall hit by pitch
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Blandino singled to right center, Duvall to third
    • Jesse Winker hit for David Hernandez
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Winker singled to right, Duvall scored, Blandino to second
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hamilton reached on an infield single to shortstop, Blandino to third, Winker to second
    • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Peraza homered to left center, Blandino, Winker and Hamilton scored
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Barnhart popped out to shortstop
    • J. Votto: Votto singled to left center
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Ball, Shaw singled to left
    • H. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Perez flied out to deep center
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Broxton grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to first
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Votto lined out to left
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Suarez flied out to deep center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
    • E. Thames: Ball, Thames grounded out to first
    • R. Braun: Strike looking, Ball, Braun grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • M. Harvey: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Harvey struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to third
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Peraza lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • K. Broxton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Broxton struck out looking
    • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pina popped out to second
    • F. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • S. Schebler: Schebler flied out to deep center
    • A. Duvall: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Duvall lined out to third
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Blandino struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • T. Shaw: Strike looking, Shaw flied out to deep right
    • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Villar popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Peraza lined out to left
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart singled to shallow left
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Votto walked, Barnhart to second
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Suarez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Votto out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Harvey Pitching:
    • B. Miller: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Miller popped out to third
    • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
    • R. Braun: Braun grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Peralta Pitching:
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Peraza doubled to left center
    • T. Barnhart: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza to third on wild pitch
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto doubled to right, Peraza scored, Barnhart to third
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez singled to right, Barnhart scored, Votto to third
    • S. Schebler: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Schebler singled to left, Votto scored, Suarez to second
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Foul, Ball, Duvall walked, Suarez to third, Schebler to second
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Blandino struck out looking
    • M. Harvey: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Harvey struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)