July 30, 2006

Game 103: Reds 4, Brewers 3

After a shaky first, Eric Milton settled down to lead the Reds to a 4-3 over the Brewers.

Milton allowed three runs (all earned, all in the first inning) on five hits and two walks in seven innings. Todd Coffey pitched one-third of an inning in the eighth and allowed zero hits. Bill Bray held them hitless for the rest of the eighth. Eddie Guardado allowed zero runs on one hit and one walk in the ninth for the save.

The offense scored its runs in ones. Milton sacrificed in Scott Hatteberg in the second. Edwin Encarnación knocked in Adam Dunn in the fifth when he hit into a fielder's choice. (Does it count as a sacrifice when you sacrifice someone else?) Ken Griffey, Jr. knocked in Milton in the sixth. Ryan Freel doubled in Chris Denorfia in the eighth.

The win brought the Reds' record to 55-48. They would send rookie Justin Germano out against Doug Davis on Saturday.

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