Marco Estrada turned in his most impressive start of the season and Caleb Gindl provided most of the offense with a two-run home run to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Sunday afternoon. Estrada allowed just one hit and walked two over seven innings striking out a season-high nine in the process as Milwaukee registered a road series win over its National League Central Division rival for the first time since sweeping Cincinnati Sept. 16-18 2011. The hit and one of the walks came in the opening inning when the Reds got runners in scoring position with one out before Brandon Phillips lined out to center and Shin-Soo Choo was thrown out at home trying to score on an overthrow by Carlos Gomez. From there Estrada locked the Reds down. He retired 14 straight until issuing a two-out walk in the sixth to Choo and struck out six consecutive batters spanning the fourth fifth and sixth innings. Estrada then induced three fly-ball outs in the seventh to finish his afternoon at 100 pitches. The Brewers recorded just one ground-ball out behind Estrada in those seven innings. Cincinnati spot-starter Greg Reynolds hit Gomez with a pitch to open the second inning and two batters later surrendered the round-tripper to Gindl – the rookie’s second in as many games.
Estrada, Gindl lead Brewers to 3-1 victory over Reds
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Aug 25