Heading into Friday night’s matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers, eight games had passed since the Cincinnati Reds had won a game and beat the over/under. Even with five backups in the lineup Friday, the Reds scored eight runs, broke a three-game losing streak and took the first game of the series in Milwaukee. Suddenly, Cincinnati is a half-game back of the playoffs.
Trevor Bauer turned in another stellar outing, and Matt Davidson and Nick Castellanos homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Friday night. Bauer (2-0) gave up three hits and one run in six innings while striking out 12. The strong performance comes on the heels of a two-hit shutout over seven innings Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader at Detroit.
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