7:10 PM ET, August 4, 2008
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI (ESPN.com news services) -- In what's becoming an annual occurrence, the Milwaukee Brewers are losing games -- and their composure -- in early August.Bronson Arroyo lasted six innings on a muggy night and hit a bases-loaded double on Monday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory that left the Brewers with a next-to-nothing lead in the NL wild-card race.
• The Brewers have now lost seven of their last nine games since they were tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central on July 26.
• Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun hit his 30th homer of the season, becoming just the second player in MLB history to hit 30-plus bombs in each of his first two seasons. Albert Pujols is the other.
• The Reds improved to 33-29 against opponents with records above .500. They are only 19-32 vs. teams with marks below .500.
-- ESPN.com research and The Associated Press
Counsell started in place of 3B Bill Hall, who is 2-for-16 career against Arroyo with 11 strikeouts. Counsell has started the last three games, at shortstop or third base. ... SS J.J. Hardy went 0-for-5 and failed to get a ball out of the infield, extending his slump to 0-for-26. ... Reds 3B Edwin Encarnacion batted third -- Griffey's old spot in the order -- for the first time since Oct. 1, 2006, and the 10th time in his career. He was 0-for-4.Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Regular Season Series
|Cincinnati leads 10-8 (as of Mon 8/4)|
|Tue 4/8||@MIL 3, CIN 2||Recap|
|Wed 4/9||CIN 12, @MIL 4||Recap|
|Thu 4/10||CIN 4, @MIL 1||Recap|
|Fri 4/18||MIL 5, @CIN 2||Recap|
|Sat 4/19||MIL 5, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Sun 4/20||@CIN 4, MIL 3||Recap|
|Fri 7/11||CIN 6, @MIL 5||Recap|
|Sat 7/12||CIN 8, @MIL 2||Recap|
|Sun 7/13||@MIL 3, CIN 2||Recap|
|» Mon 8/4||@CIN 6, MIL 3||Box Score|
|Tue 8/5||MIL 8, @CIN 1||Recap|
|Wed 8/6||MIL 6, @CIN 3||Recap|
|Mon 9/8||CIN 5, @MIL 4||Recap|
|Tue 9/9||CIN 5, @MIL 4||Recap|
|Wed 9/10||@MIL 4, CIN 3||Recap|
|Fri 9/19||@CIN 11, MIL 2||Recap|
|Sat 9/20||@CIN 4, MIL 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/21||MIL 8, @CIN 1||Recap|
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|5th||B Arroyo doubled to deep left, J Cabrera and J Bruce scored, D Ross to third.||0||2|
|5th||J Votto singled to right, D Ross and B Arroyo scored.||0||4|
|6th||C Hart singled to center, R Braun scored, P Fielder to second.||1||4|
|6th||J Bruce homered to left, J Cabrera scored.||1||6|
|7th||M Cameron homered to left.||2||6|
|8th||R Braun homered to left.||3||6|
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|Stadium||Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH|
|Attendance||24,706 (58.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||86 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ed Montague, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Brian Knight|