Matt Garza's best performance in a Milwaukee Brewers uniform came in his first start for them on April 2.

Until Saturday, that is.

The right-hander dominated the Cincinnati Reds, tossing a complete-game, two-hit shutout to lead the Brewers to a 1-0 victory in front of 38,754 fans at Great American Ball Park.

Garza (6-5) threw 111 pitches and his nine innings bested his April 2 effort when he took a no-hitter into the seventh against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. He pitched eight innings overall only to see the Brewers lose, 1-0.

On Saturday, he also struck out nine in what was only the 15th 1-0 game in the history of the extremely hitter-friendly ballpark.

"That was really nice," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We were talking earlier today that we needed one of our pitchers to have a big game. That was a big game."

Garza began the ninth inning at 102 pitches and needed only nine to record just the seventh complete-game shutout by an opposing pitcher in the 12-year history of Great American Ball Park.

He got Billy Hamilton to fly out to right, Todd Frazier to fly out to center and Joey Votto on a swinging strikeout to finish what he started and stop Milwaukee's season-high-tying losing streak at four games.

"I just kept attacking," said Garza, who now has 10 career complete games and four career shutouts. His last complete game came Aug. 3 at Oakland, when he was pitching for the Texas Rangers.

"I had a plan and just stuck with it — me and (catcher Jonathan Lucroy), like we talk before every game — and the plan just worked. We went after these guys and we challenged them. Like I said last start, some days are better than others."