Brewers take on Reds for control of NL Central

Christian Yelich hit a home run and drove in three relievers in 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the visiting team. Milwaukee Brewers rallied to win 4-3 Cincinnati Reds to complete a three-game sweep on Sunday

brewers‘The bullpen was the story of Milwaukee’s three wins, holding reds No scores total in 9 1/3 innings. Closer Devin Williams saved all three games, including Sunday’s win for his 23rd save in 25 chances this season.

Milwaukee not only won the weekend series, but claimed five of six consecutive meetings around the All-Star break with a two-game lead over Cincinnati in the National League Central.

brewers have defeated reds in eight of their 10 meetings this season, and 26 of the last 35 meetings overall

Lefty reliever Hobie Milner (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth for his first major league win since June 12, 2022.

Matt McClain gets three hits redsWho after winning 20 out of 24 suffered their fourth loss in a row and fifth loss in six games.

In the eighth inning, reds Reliever Lucas Sims (3-2) walked Willie Adams and gave up a single to former Red Jesse Winker, moving Adams to third.

On Owen Miller’s sacrifice fly to center TJ Friedl to tie the game, Friedl made a serious mental mistake. He overthrew the cut-off man, allowing pinch-runner Tyrone Taylor to advance to second base. With two outs, and facing closer Alexis Diaz, Andrew Monasterio fielded an inside fastball and singled to right field to score Taylor for the go-ahead run.

Cincinnati’s scoreless drought reaches 28 innings after first inning scoreless reds Eventually Joey Votto’s line drive doubled to the left-center field gap in the second to break it out. The hit scored Jonathan India from first base and gave Cincinnati a 1–0 lead.

The next batter, Spencer Steuer, was called out on a pitch that he argued was clearly out. reds Manager David Bell, feeling the frustration of the pending three-game sweep, immediately came out of the dugout to defend Steuer and was ejected by home plate umpire Edwin Jimenez.

brewers Answered in the third when Yelich smashed a hanging breaking ball from Cincinnati starter Ben Lively 439 feet into a plume of smoke in right-center for his 13th homer of the year and tied the game at 1–1. . Lively left after four innings as a precaution due to cramps and dehydration

–Field Level Media