The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for three runs in the ninth inning but came up just short in a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at American Family Field Tuesday night.
Shutout until the bottom of the ninth inning, Brewer Christian Yelich hit a three-run home run for his 15th round-tripper of the season, but Reds closer Alexis Diaz came on to record the final out for his 30th save.
Milwaukee outhit Cincinnati 10-6 but missed out on a couple scoring opportunities earlier in the game, thanks to some stellar defense by the Reds.
Corbin Burnes (9-6) was the tough-luck loser allowing just two runs on three hits over six innings. After rookie Abner Uribe pitched a scoreless eighth inning, Bryse Wilson allowed a two-run homer to Will Benson in the top of the ninth that proved to be the difference. Andrew Abbott (6-2) picked up the win for the Reds.
The Brewers, who still hold a ½ game lead over the Reds in the Central Division, will face off with Cincinnati in the final game of the series Wednesday starting at 1:10 p.m. at American Family Field.