A first-inning three-run bomb by Eugenio Suarez was all the Cincinnati Reds needed to get past the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday evening at Miller Park.
The sequence was set up on an error by Keston Hiura before Brett Anderson gave up the fateful home run. Newcomer Shogo Akiyama added an insurance run in the seventh inning on an RBI triple for the Reds, driving in Kyle Farmer. A sacrifice fly by Brock Holt drove in the only run for the Brewers. Corbin Burnes was a bright spot for the Brewers, pitching 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief with eight strikeouts.
The Reds and the Brewers meet again Sunday afternoon.