BY: Zane Miller
PHOTO Credit: Gary Landers/AP
The Reds fell in the rubber game of their three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon 4-0.
In the first inning, Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich gave his team an early lead with a solo home run, followed by a fourth inning which saw the Brewers double their lead with an RBI single from starting pitcher Freddy Peralta. In the bottom of the sixth, Yelich came back again with an RBI single, followed by another RBI single, this time courtesy of center fielder Lorenzo Cain as the Brewers went on to win 4-0 and clinch the series victory.
Peralta earned the victory, going seven innings while allowing just three total hits and a pair of walks, while Reds starter Robert Stephenson went five innings, giving up four earned runs while allowing nine hits as well as three walks in the loss. Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress earned the save, despite it being a four run game, by pitching the final one and a third innings without allowing a baserunner.
The Reds will next play on Thursday night, to begin a four game series on the road against the Chicago Cubs.