MILWAUKEE -- Wily Peralta pitched a shutout and Logan Schafer hit his first career home run as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 Tuesday night at Miller Park.
The complete game was Milwaukee's first since April 5, 2011, when Yovani Gallardo went the distance in a 1-0 victory over the Braves at Miller Park. The 407 games between complete games is a major league record.
Peralta (6-9) had struggled in two previous starts against Cincinnati this season, going 0-2 with a 5.78 ERA, but was at his best Tuesday, allowing just three hits and four walks with six strikeouts. In his last four starts, Peralta is 2-1 with a 1.02 ERA.
Jeff Bianchi and Jean Segura combined to preserve Peralta's shutout bid in the seventh.
Derrick Robinson's two-out triple to left got past Bianchi, who eventually recovered the ball. As Robinson turned at third, Segura cut off Bianchi's throw and rifled it to catcher Martin Maldonado, who applied the tag just in time to catch Robinson at the plate, ending the inning.
Peralta's defense came through again in the eighth. After a leadoff walk to Jack Hannahan, Peralta got Ryan Hanigan to strike out before pinch-hitter Xavier Paul ended the inning by bouncing into a double play.
After throwing 93 pitches through the first eight innings, Peralta's biggest challenge came in the ninth. He allowed a two-out walk to Joey Votto, who advanced to second on a wild pitch before Brandon Phillips grounded out to short to end the game.
Cincinnati starter Tony Cingrani (3-1) matched Peralta pitch-for-pitch early on, scattering just two hits through his first four innings in his second start since returning to the Reds' starting rotation.
He went seven innings and finished with two runs on three hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts, one off the career-high he set April 28 at Washington.
Schafer put the Brewers on the board in the fifth, following Maldonado's leadoff walk with his first career home run to give Milwaukee a 2-0 lead.
Ryan Braun returned to the Brewers' lineup for the first time since going on the disabled list with a right hand injury June 10. He singled in his first at-bat and went 1-for-3 before giving way to Bianchi in the seventh inning.
NOTES: Braun declined to comment on an ESPN report that claimed Major League Baseball would suspend him and as many as 20 other players as part of the ongoing Biogenesis investigation. ... Cincinnati C Ryan Hanigan was back in the lineup. Hanigan had been a late scratch Monday due to a sore wrist. ... Reds LF Chris Heisey left the game in the second inning after being hit by a pitch. X-rays revealed no fracture. ... Brewers RF Norichika Aoki was scratched from the starting lineup less than an hour before the game due to tightness in his left elbow.