Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Junior Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Reds starter Sal Romano (0-2) had a two-hit shutout going before Lorenzo Cain walked and Thames sent the first pitch he saw over the wall in right for his team-leading sixth home run. Thames was back in the lineup after leaving Sunday's game with a left groin strain and sitting Monday.
Guerra limited Cincinnati to a single and three walks over 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven. Dan Jennings (2-0) finished up the sixth, Jeremy Jeffress retired three straight in the seventh and Josh Hader pitched the final two innings for his second save despite allowing a two-out double in the ninth to Tucker Barnhart.
Romano allowed two runs and four hits in five-plus innings, striking out four and walking two.
Ryan Braun and Orlando Arcia each had two hits for Milwaukee.