Grandes Ligas (MLB)

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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   C H E
Cincinnati0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 5100
Milwaukee0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 x 7110
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  G: B. Woodruff (9-2)   P: A. DeSclafani (4-4)
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 HE18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT, Junio 23, 2019
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Asistencia: 41,237

Skid over, Brewers try to even series with Reds

The Milwaukee Brewers remain the only club to figure out Cincinnati Reds ace Luis Castillo.

The Brew Crew snapped their five-game losing skid on Saturday afternoon by rallying from a first-inning, three-run deficit and beating Cincinnati 6-5, which also ended the Reds' season-best six-game winning streak.

And Milwaukee accomplished the feat against Castillo, who has had every team's number this season except Cincinnati's National League Central rival from Wisconsin.

Down 3-0, the Brewers produced two of their five hits on the day in the first inning, scoring four times -- thanks in part to Castillo's wildness and untimely errors by shortstop Jose Iglesias.

After leadoff hitter Yasmani Grandal homered, Milwaukee loaded the bases with a pair of walks sandwiched around Mike Moustakas' double.

Iglesias then misplayed a one-out grounder, and made his second error on the play when he threw wildly to first base. After the play ended, the Brewers had tied the game 3-3.

Travis Shaw's RBI groundout put the Brewers out front, reviving the home team.

Milwaukee's bullpen later turned in 4 1/3 innings of hitless relief, retiring 13 straight to end the game, as the club pulled to within a half-game of the first-place Chicago Cubs.

Manager Craig Counsell lauded his relief corps -- "The bullpen delivered," he said -- but added that patience at the plate in the first inning was key to the comeback victory.

"The guy's a tough customer," Counsell said of Castillo, who walked five, fell to 7-2 and has two losses and one no-decision in three starts against the Brewers this season. "You've to be good with balls and strikes against him. That's the key.

"You're not going to rack up a lot of hits, but you can get on base by the walk."

The series concludes at Miller Park on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 ET.

Brandon Woodruff (8-2, 4.02) will make his first start this season against Cincinnati and is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA in three appearances (one start) against the Reds in his career.

Cincinnati's Derek Dietrich set a major league record on Saturday when he became the first player to be hit by a pitch six times in a series.

The lefty-swinging Dietrich, who has a career-high 18 home runs, was hit twice Thursday, three times Friday and again Saturday.

After Junior Guerra plunked him in the seventh inning on Friday, Dietrich started toward first for a third time as a hit batsman and had a few words for the pitcher, and both benches were warned.

"It's part of the game," said Dietrich, who has been hit a league-high 15 times and 108 times in his career. "I've never really shied away from it. Guys try to get out of the way. I don't try to get out of the way.

"I hold my ground. I stay in the box."

The Reds will close the series by sending out Anthony DeSclafani (4-3, 4.22) for his 15th start of the season.

The right-hander has made one start against Milwaukee this season, working five innings on April 2 in his first outing of 2019. He allowed one run and three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in a no-decision in a game the Brewers won 4-3.

DeSclafani, 29, has faced Milwaukee nine times -- eight of them starts -- during his career and compiled a 3-3 mark with a 4.59 ERA.

--Field Level Media

Updated June 23, 2019

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