Brewers give up lead, lose to Reds 5-4
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Adam Duvall and Tucker Barnhart doubled home runs in the sixth inning Friday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers that snapped a three-game losing streak.
The bottom two teams in the NL Central went into the All-Star break with downturns. The last-place Reds pulled off a three-run rally, then barely held on.
Duvall's double off Matt Garza (1-3) cut Milwaukee's lead to 3-2, the ball hitting the top of the wall in left. Barnhart's two-run double just inside the third base line off Carlos Torres gave Cincinnati its first lead. Jay Bruce added an RBI double in the seventh.
Anthony DeSclafani (4-0) allowed six hits in six innings, including Scooter Gennett's homer. DeSclafani leads the Reds staff with six quality starts in seven appearances since he recovered from a strained oblique.
Tony Cingrani gave up pinch-hitter Hernan Perez's RBI single in the ninth, and then loaded the bases with one out. The left-hander retired Gennett on a foul out. Ross Ohlendorf came in and got Ryan Braun to pop up, earning his second save in four chances.
The Brewers have lost three straight and 10 of 14.