MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A couple of Milwaukee's newest players combined
with some of its veterans to get the Brewers a much-needed win
It was just the fifth victory in 17 games for Milwaukee, which
snapped a three-game losing streak.
"The new additions all had big nights to get us off that little
streak we were on," manager Ned Yost said. "Hopefully we'll start
a new streak."
Derrick Turnbow worked the ninth for his 24th save in 32 chances
and first since June 29th at Chicago. Turnbow had blown his
previous four save opportunities for Milwaukee.
"I'm glad I was able to get out of there and get the job
done," Turnbow said. "It's been a while and it feels good."
Cincinnati led 3-0 after two innings but Bill Hall hit a two-run
homer in the fourth to tie it. It was Hall's 24th homer of the
"When you have someone on the ropes early like that you need to
take advantage of it and we didn't," Cincinnati manager Jerry
Narron said. "The big thing tonight was we had a chance early to
blow the game open and we didn't do it. We had a lot of chances."
David Bell, who was acquired from Philadelphia on Friday,
doubled to snap a 0-for-15 streak and scored on Rivera's two-out
single in the sixth to give Milwaukee a 4-3 lead. Rivera, recalled
from Triple-A Nashville on July 6, went 2-for-4.
Geremi Gonzalez (3-2) pitched a perfect sixth inning to get the
win and Fielder hit his 19th homer in the seventh.
Milwaukee starter Doug Davis threw three scoreless innings after
the Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead. He allowed seven hits, struck
out six and walked three.
"We did a good job early on Doug Davis," Narron said. "We got
his pitch count up and we did everything we had to do except tack
on some runs. We had a chance to knock him out and we just didn't
"These guys are established big leaguers," Hall said.
"They're not just coming in out of the minor leagues. They've been
around for a while and know how to play the game. We expect them to
come in here and do exactly what they've done."
Justin Germano (0-1), recalled from Triple-A Louisville earlier
in the day, made his second appearance of the season with the Reds
and first since May 30 but was sent back to the minors after the
game. The right-hander, making his first start since Sept. 14,
2004, with San Diego, struck out eight but allowed four earned runs
and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
"My arm felt great, I thought I threw the ball pretty well and
I'm glad I got up here to get the opportunity," Germano said. "I
pitched well, but if I could take back one pitch, it would be that
one to Hall."
Milwaukee placed second baseman Rickie Weeks on the 15-day
disabled list with a right wrist tendon injury, and shortstop J.J.
Hardy was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. ... To make room
for Germano, Cincinnati designated outfielder Dewayne Wise for
assignment. The team did not immediately announce a corresponding
roster move when it sent Germano down after the game. ...
Graffanino was part of two interesting plays while at the plate. In
the first, he hit a routine popup that landed in between second
baseman Brandon Phillips and shortstop Royce Clayton near the outer
edge of the infield. The play resulted in a fielder's choice,
however, when Phillips got the ball and tagged second for a
forceout. In the fifth, Graffanino was at the plate when an older
man got onto the field and ran the bases starting at second.
Security officials got the man at home plate. ... Graffanino was
acquired from Kansas City on Tuesday.