MILWAUKEE -- Kyle Lohse threw a complete game and Carlos Gomez tied a career high with five RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 Friday night at Miller Park.
In his three previous starts, Lohse (10-9) had allowed 13 earned runs on 31 hits in 16 innings of work, but he held Cincinnati to a run while allowing four hits and striking out five to win for the first time since Aug. 20.
The victim of lackluster run support for much of the season, Lohse got plenty of offense Friday thanks to Gomez, who had been mired in a slump the last few weeks, batting just .200 in his last 10 games.
Gomez went 3-for-4 and accounted for all five of Milwaukee's runs. He came through with the big hit in the seventh, driving in two more with a base hit to center and taking second on an error by Shin-Soo Choo.
Lohse opened the inning with a groundout to third. Reds starter Mat Latos got Norichika Aoki to fly out to right for the second out before giving up a base hit to Jean Segura and walking Jonathan Lucroy.
Reds manager Dusty Baker went to the bullpen and gave the ball to right-hander J.J. Hoover, but he loaded the bases with a walk to Jeff Bianchi before giving up Gomez's third hit of the day.
All five runs were charged to Latos (14-6), who gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out four in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Gomez gave Milwaukee a 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the first and drove in another with a hit in the third.
Cincinnati made it a 2-1 game in the second when Ryan Ludwick scored on Devin Morasco's fielder's choice, but Choo struck out to end the inning, leaving runners at second and third.
NOTES: The Brewers claimed RHP Jose De La Torre off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. To make room for De La Torre on the 40-man roster, Rickie Weeks was moved to the 60-day disabled list. De La Torre was assigned to Rookie-level Helena. ... Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez left the game after getting hit by a pitch on his left hand in the first inning. ... Reds LHP Sean Marshall threw a simulated game Friday, but might not rejoin the Reds for the final two weeks, according to Baker. Baker has yet to finalize his starting rotation beyond the Milwaukee series. LHP Tony Cingrani did not travel with the team to Milwaukee due to a nagging back injury. Should he be unable to start Tuesday, Baker said he might consider using Johnny Cueto, who has been on the disabled list since June 29 but threw 60 pitches and reported no problems following a bullpen session Wednesday.