Brewers defeat Reds 5-3, within one game of Cardinals in NL Central

The Brewers looked to tighten the NL Central division race as they aimed to sweep the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday afternoon.

Cincinnati started off the game with a solo home run by Aristides Aquino in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead.

In the fourth inning, Milwaukee’s Orlando Arcia had a bases-clearing double that scored three runs. Then Ben Gamel drove in Arcia with a double to put the Brewers up 4-1.

Orlando comes up with the big knock with the bases loaded! #ThisIsMyCrew

— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) September 26, 2019

Milwaukee’s Manny Pina doubled in the fifth inning, and Yasmani Grandal scored to put them up 5-1.

In bottom of the sixth inning, Cincinnati’s Kyle Farmer singled to score Phillip Ervin. The Reds cut the lead down to 3.

In the eighth inning, Jose Igelsias doubled and Ervin scored again. They cut the lead to two runs.

But the Brewers held on to win 5-3.

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