Peralta helps Brewers end skid
MILWAUKEE — Wily Peralta allowed three hits over seven innings as the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night at Miller Park.
Peralta (11-6) walked a pair and struck out five to pick up his second victory in a row and his team-leading 11th of the season.
In his last two starts, Peralta has allowed just two runs — only one earned — in 14 innings of work while striking out 10.
Reds starter Mat Latos (2-2) also went seven innings, but allowed eight hits while striking out three.
Only one of the five runs he allowed was earned.
A pair of early Reds
errors helped the Brewers build a big lead.
Jean Segura put the Brewers on the board in the third, leading off with a triple off the wall in right-center. Segura likely would have been tagged out at third, but second baseman Ramon Santiago’s relay throw bounced off the foot of Segura and into the Reds’ dugout.
Peralta and Carlos Gomez followed with base hits, and after Scooter Gennett moved them over with a fly ball to center, both scored on Ryan Braun’s double.
In the fourth, left fielder Chris Heisey could not track down a fly ball hit by Gomez for a ground-rule double that scored Segura. Gomez would then score when first baseman Donald Lutz could not handle the throw on Gennett’s groundout. That made it 5-0 Milwaukee.
Cincinnati ended the shutout in the sixth on a leadoff home run by Billy Hamilton. The Reds added another in the eighth when pinch-hitter Kristopher Negron took lefty Will Smith deep to make it 5-2.
-- Operations at Miller Park were back to normal Monday after an overnight fire at the TGI Friday’s restaurant in the stadium. The restaurant, along with a small section in the left field corner of the facility, was not open Monday night.