MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 in six shutout innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Cincinnati 4-1 on Wednesday night, extending their NL Central lead over the Reds to 9 1/2 video games.
Avisaíl García hit an RBI double and made two tall defensive plays in moral discipline for the Brewers, who contain won 12 of 15.
Woodruff (8-7), an All-Superstar in 2019 and 2021, struggled in his two outdated starts, giving up six runs in five innings at St. Louis after lasting most interesting three innings in Chicago against the Cubs. But this time, he accepted most interesting four hits and retired 13 straight batters during one stretch.
“The distinction for me is merely getting forward. That’s admire principal for me. After I’m in a position to rep forward I’m in a plot to encounter the fastball, for essentially the most part. It merely helps me out so distinguished more with everything else. That’s my game,” Woodruff said.
“In this game, there’s continuously about a moments whenever you’ve got to in truth lock it in and merely mentally behind things down. Assuredly there shall be some calls that sail your technique, there shall be some some calls that don’t sail your technique. I think the biggest thing is merely staying within yourself and mentally merely trying to behind things down.”
Woodruff struck out four Reds, including Joey Votto, twice every.
Votto was as soon as called out on a 97 mph fastball in the first inning with one out and runners on second and third. The other time Woodruff was as soon as threatened was as soon as in the sixth. With a runner on third, Votto worked the depend plump for a third straight time, nonetheless flied out to finish the inning.
In all, the teams combined for 25 strikeouts.
Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo (7-13) gave up two runs and had six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Castillo didn’t enable a hit — or a ball out of the infield — until Christian Yelich hit a grounder previous third wrong for a leadoff double in the fourth. Two pitches later, García doubled to present Milwaukee a 1-0 lead.
These had been essentially the most interesting two hits by the Brewers until Jace Peterson’s RBI double in the seventh chased Castillo.
“It is possible you’ll additionally’t in truth pitch distinguished better than that,” Reds manager David Bell said.
Kolten Wong scored on Amir Garrett’s wild pitch in the eighth, and Luis Urías added an RBI groundout to design it 4-0.
García robbed pinch-hitter Max Schrock of a apartment creep in the eighth. In the sixth, he threw out Nick Castellanos trying to stretch a single.
Castellanos hit his 23rd house creep off Jake Cousins in the ninth.
Milwaukee reliever Brad Boxberger retired the Reds in present in the seventh inning and Devin Williams did the the same in the eighth. Cousins pitched the ninth and struck out Votto, who had words with plate umpire CB Bucknor.
FEELING TOO GOOD?
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell on Brewers ace Corbin Burnes, who gave up four runs over six innings in the team’s 7-4 win over the Reds on Tuesday: “I presumed Corbin nearly felt too correct the day outdated to this. I think generally that that can happen to a pitcher, the build they’re nearly feeling too correct, the build generally that cramped little bit of fatigue kind of locks you in a cramped bit bit.”
Votto entered Wednesday tied for second in the NL with 28 house runs, and was as soon as amongst the pinnacle six in the league in RBIs (81), slugging (.573) and OPS (.951). He went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.
Castillo started the first inning by snagging Wong’s line drive and ended it by putting his glove behind his succor to snag a grounder by García and throw him out. … Entering the sport, Brewers pitchers led the NL in shutouts (15) and had been amongst the league leaders in ERA (third, 3.38), strikeouts (second, 1,253) and fewest house runs allowed (tied for second, 120).
Reds: Placed RHP Tejay Antone (moral forearm strain) on the 10-day injured checklist, recalled Schrock from Triple-A Louisville and launched RHP Michael Feliz. Antone (2-0, 2.14 ERA) had been reinstated from the IL on Tuesday. He relieved in the eighth inning that night, nonetheless called a trainer to the mound as he faced his first batter and left the sport. Bell said he expected to perceive more in a day or so about Antone’s situation. “He’ll contain all kinds of enhance and everything he wants to rep through this,” Bell said. … All-Superstar OF Jesse Winker (intercostal strain) doubtless won’t return for no lower than a couple of weeks, Bell said.
Brewers: SS Willy Adames, who left early Tuesday with left quadriceps discomfort, did no longer play as expected. Counsell said Adames is day-to-day. Acquired in a May perchance per chance merely 21 exchange with the Rays, he’s hitting .295 with 17 house runs and 50 RBIs for the Brewers.
The three-game sequence ends Thursday with Reds RHP Sonny Grey (5-6, 4.15 ERA) facing LHP Brett Anderson (4-7, 4.15).
Grey allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings in his closing begin, at house against Miami. Anderson yielded one hit over seven shutout innings in his closing begin against the Reds, on June 15 in Cincinnati.
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