Cueto, Phillips help Reds down Brewers

Cincinnati, OH ( – Brandon Phillips hit a two-run home run
and Johnny Cueto pitched eight strong innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a
4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the second of a three-game set.

Cueto (2-2) allowed two solo homers among three hits while striking out six
and Joey Votto and Marlon Byrd each hit a solo home run for the Reds, who have
won six of seven against Milwaukee this season.

Kyle Lohse (1-4) allowed four runs on seven hits, three of which were home
runs, and struck out five in seven innings for the Brewers, who have lost
four of their last five.

The Reds got on the board in the first when Votto hit a two-out homer to
right-center, his seventh of the season.

In the fourth, Jay Bruce singled with two outs and Phillips followed with his
first home run of the season, a shot to straightaway center. Byrd then hit his
second round-tripper of the year for a 4-0 lead.

Milwaukee got one back in the fifth when Aramis Ramirez led off the frame with
his second homer of the year.

Ryan Braun led off the seventh with his second shot of the season, a blast
over the right-center wall.

Cueto tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning, and Aroldis Chapman did the same in the
ninth for his fifth save of the season.

Game Notes

Game Time: 2:11 … Cueto improved to 9-3 in 18 career starts against
Milwaukee … Lohse fell to 8-6 in 22 matchups with Cincinnati.