Infielder Jose Peraza hit Cincinnati’s third grand slam homer in eight games, leading the Reds to am 8-2 win over the Brewers Sunday. Cincinnati’s 11th win in the last 14 games gave the Reds a split of the weekend series. Matt Harvey picked up the victory and Brewers rookie Freddy Peralta lost for the first time. Manager Craig Counsell spoke about Peralta’s ability to shake off a dodgy first inning.
He went on to call it a good learning experience for the young pitcher.
After being almost un-hittable in the first four starts of his major league career, Peralta allowed the first six Reds to reach base. He wound up allowing three earned runs in five innings. Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning home run ended Cincinnati’s shutout. The Brewers have sent light-hitting shortstop Orlando Arcia back to the minors to work on his hitting. Milwaukee starts an interleague series against the Minnesota Twins at home tonight with Brent Suter starting the first game.