7:10 PM ET, April 17, 2007
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Summary: With two down in the seventh, the Reds put together a five-run rally en route to an 11-5 defeat of the Brewers.
• Paying off: Newly re-signed Ryan Freel scored the first run of the rally. Freel, who started at third, went 4-for-5 with three runs and an RBI.
• 1-2 punch: While Freel was hot in the leadoff spot, Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with two runs in the two-hole.
• Quotable: "I told [Freel] during batting practice: C'mon, baby, it's 1-2, me and you tonight," Hamilton said of his new spot in the lineup. "Let's tear it up."
• Fantasy stat: Brewers catcher Johnny Estrada extended his hitting streak to seven games with an RBI double in the third.
-- ESPN.com news services
Reds 11, Brewers 5
The Brewers have doubled in each of their first 13 games, the third-longest streak to open a season in franchise history. The 1994 team doubled in each of the first 18 games, setting the record. ... Gonzalez came off the bereavement list and started. He left the team last Thursday, going to Venezuela to be will his ailing infant son. ... INF Enrique Cruz, who filled in while Gonzalez was gone, was designated for assignment.
Regular Season Series
|Cincinnati leads 8-7 (as of Tue 4/17)|
|Mon 4/16||MIL 10, @CIN 6||Recap|
|» Tue 4/17||@CIN 11, MIL 5||Box Score|
|Mon 7/23||@CIN 2, MIL 1||Recap|
|Tue 7/24||MIL 5, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Wed 7/25||@CIN 7, MIL 3||Recap|
|Thu 7/26||@CIN 6, MIL 5||Recap|
|Fri 8/17||CIN 8, @MIL 3||Recap|
|Sat 8/18||@MIL 8, CIN 4||Recap|
|Sun 8/19||CIN 7, @MIL 6||Recap|
|Fri 9/7||@CIN 11, MIL 4||Recap|
|Sat 9/8||MIL 4, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/9||MIL 10, @CIN 5||Recap|
|Fri 9/14||CIN 6, @MIL 5||Recap|
|Sat 9/15||@MIL 5, CIN 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/16||@MIL 5, CIN 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Brewers | Reds|
|1st||K Griffey Jr hit a ground rule double to deep left center, R Freel scored, J Hamilton to third.||0||1|
|1st||B Phillips safe at first on error by shortstop J Hardy, J Hamilton scored.||0||2|
|2nd||K Mench doubled to deep center, B Hall scored.||1||2|
|2nd||D Bush doubled to center, K Mench and C Counsell scored.||3||2|
|2nd||R Freel singled to center, J Valentin scored.||3||3|
|3rd||J Estrada doubled to deep center, B Hall scored.||4||3|
|5th||A Dunn grounded into fielder's choice to left, R Freel scored, J Hamilton out at second.||4||4|
|6th||R Weeks grounded into fielder's choice to second, G Jenkins scored, C Hart out at second, K Mench to third.||5||4|
|7th||B Phillips singled to left, R Freel scored, J Hamilton to second.||5||5|
|7th||A Gonzalez walked, J Hamilton scored, B Phillips to third, S Hatteberg to second.||5||6|
|7th||J Valentin singled to center, B Phillips and S Hatteberg scored, A Gonzalez to second, A Gonzalez scored, J Valentin to second on error by center fielder B Hall.||5||9|
|8th||K Griffey Jr doubled to deep right center, A Dunn scored.||5||10|
|8th||B Phillips tripled to deep center, K Griffey Jr scored.||5||11|
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|Stadium||Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH|
|Attendance||14,492 (34.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||69 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Larry Poncino, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman|