CINCINNATI, OH (WHBL) - The Milwaukee Brewers are back in last place after losing 2 of 3 at Cincinnati. The Crew fell to the Reds 5-1 Sunday to fall 12 games below .500 – a half-game behind the fourth-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. Carlos Gomez hit a solo homer in the first inning – but that was the Crew’s only offense to speak of, as Milwaukee was out-hit 9-7. Gomez has now hit safely in 11 of 14 games in June. Jonathan Lucroy doubled and singled for the Brewers. Brandon Phillips drove in the eventual game-winner in the third inning on a check-swing ground-out that scored Zack Cozart from third base. Jay Bruce then put the Brewers away with a towering 469-foot homer in the third. Johnny Cueto returned from the disabled list to get the win, giving up a run on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings. Cueto is now 4-0, as he gave the Reds their fifth victory in seven games. Wily Peralta took the loss, surrendering five runs – four earned – on seven hits in five-and-a-third frames. He’s now 4-8. The Brewers are off today, and will open a series at Houston tomorrow night.
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