Orlando Arcia's first hit of the season couldn't have come at a better time for the Brewers. With the game tied at one in the sixth, Arcia hit a three-run home run off Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen. Milwaukee would be able to hold on to the lead and win by a final score of 4-3. Arcia came into that at-bat in the sixth at 0-14 on the season.
Jhoulys Chacin got the start on the mound for the Brewers and picked up the victory pitching 5 2/3 innings allowing 2 runs. Josh Hader picked up his league-leading fourth save. Zach Duke got the loss in relief for the Reds.
The Brewers have now won four games in a row. They will finish up their three-game set in Cincinnati in a Wednesday matinee with the first pitch coming at 11:35 AM.
DoorCountyDailyNews.com Brewers Reporter Brett Kinnard's report:
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Tuesday night. Jhoulys Chacin started on the bump for Milwaukee only giving up two earned runs in a little over five innings. He would earn the win with that effort.
The Brewers would get on the board first with a Jesus Aguilar RBI single in the top of the third. Orlando Arcia provided all the pop in this game. He hit a three-run bomb in the top of the sixth inning to put Milwaukee up 4-1. It was his first hit of the season.
The Reds would plate two runs before the ninth inning to summon Josh Hader on to close it out. He would strike out two and pick up his fourth save in six games. The Brewers move to 5-1 early on in the season.
The two teams will now run it back for game three of the series tomorrow. Milwaukee will trot out Freddy Peralta to try and help the team complete the sweep. First pitch will be thrown out at 11:35 from the Great American Ball Park.