Khris Davis powers Milwaukee past RedsAug 24, 2013 - 6:22 AM Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Maybe they should nickname him "Krush."
The red-hot Khris Davis smacked a pair of two-run homers, including a go- ahead shot as part of a three-run eighth inning, in the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game set.
The rookie Davis is batting .467 (14-of-30) with five homers and nine RBI during his nine-game hitting streak for Milwaukee, which has won two of its last three tilts.
"It's a good feeling because a lot of guys have smiles on their faces," said Davis. "Whatever I can do to help my teammates is amazing because it's about them."
Davis went 6-for-11 with a pair of homers during last weekend's series against the Reds.
Rob Wooten (2-0) fired a perfect seventh to pick up the win.
Brandon Phillips had a homer among his two hits to go along with a pair of runs scored for the Reds, who had won four of their last five contests coming in.
The game was tied 3-3 heading into the eighth. Alfredo Simon (5-4) replaced Logan Ondrusek to begin the frame and walked Aramis Ramirez. Carlos Gomez sacrifice bunted pinch-runner Logan Schafer over to second before Davis cracked a two-run shot onto the grassy knoll in center to give Milwaukee a 5-3 lead.
"One of the mistakes I made and it cost us the game," said Simon.
Scooter Gennett later hit a solo shot in the inning to make it 6-3.
Zack Cozart's RBI single in the home half cut the spread to 6-4, but Jim Henderson fired a scoreless ninth to notch his 20th save of the year.
Earlier, a one-out RBI single by Norichika Aoki in the third got the Brewers on the board, but a two-run single by Cozart in the fourth put the Reds up 2-1.
Davis belted an opposite-field two-run shot into the seats in right-center in the sixth to give Milwaukee a 3-2 edge before Phillips' solo blast in the home half tied the game.
Brewers are now 47-0 when leading after eight innings ... Aoki reached base five times ... Phillips' homer was his first since Aug. 12 ... Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks over six innings, while Reds starter Homer Bailey allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over six frames.
- MILWAUKEE: 6
Aug 23 10:31 PM
- Zack Cozart single to center scored Jay Bruce with two outs. On the play, Ryan Ludwick advances to second. Runners on first and second and Ryan Hanigan due up.
Brewers 6, Reds 4 Bot 8, 2 OutsAug 23 10:10 PM
- Scooter Gennett two-out, solo Home Run (5) to right. Robert Wooten due up.
Brewers 6, Reds 3 Top 8, 2 OutsAug 23 9:51 PM
- Khris Davis one-out, two-run Home Run 2 (8) to center scored Logan Schafer. Juan Francisco due up.
Brewers 5, Reds 3 Top 8, 1 OutAug 23 9:46 PM
- Brandon Phillips lead-off Home Run (16) to center. Jay Bruce due up.
Brewers 3, Reds 3 Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 23 9:15 PM
- Khris Davis one-out, two-run Home Run (7) to center scored Aramis Ramirez. Juan Francisco due up.
Brewers 3, Reds 2 Top 6, 1 OutAug 23 9:06 PM
- Zack Cozart double to center scored Brandon Phillips and Ryan Ludwick with two outs. Runner on second and Ryan Hanigan due up.
Brewers 1, Reds 2 Bot 4, 2 OutsAug 23 8:34 PM
- Norichika Aoki single to left scored Scooter Gennett with one out. Runner on second and Jean Segura due up.
Brewers 1, Reds 0 Top 3, 1 OutAug 23 7:58 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Aug 23 7:11 PM
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