The game was scoreless until Donald Lutz hit his first major league home run in the bottom of the 2nd. It was a three-run home run to right field, off the foul pole, and it put the Reds up by three.
The Reds would add a run the next inning when Jay Bruce hit an RBI ground-out, it was 4-0. Even though Bruce didn’t get on base, he got the job done, he brought in a run. Perhaps Jay Bruce is coming out of his slump, this was a good series for him.
In the bottom of the 7th, the X-Man, Xavier Paul, clubbed a home run to left, his 2nd of the year, 5-0 was the score.
The Brewers got their lone run in the 8th when Yuniesky Betancourt was at bat. Their were two on and two out, Broxton was pitching. Broxton threw a pretty good pitch, but it got past Ryan Hanigan, the former Red, Alex Gonzalez, scored from 3rd, it was 5-1. Hanigan is just coming off the DL, so perhaps he is not as in-tune as he’d like to be, yet.
Bronson Arroyo got the win, he improves his record to 3-4. He went 6.2 innings, only gave up five hits, no runs, one walk, and fanned five.
Willy Peralta was the loser, he lasted six innings, gave up four runs, three earned, surrendered five hits, walked two, and fanned three.
The Redlegs are off tomorrow, then will head to South Beach to take on the last-place Miami Marlins. The series against Miami will start a nine-game, three team, road trip. The Reds will not return home until May 24th when they will take on the Cubs.