Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos pitched seven innings allowing six hits and two earned runs while walking three and striking out six.
Unfortunately for him, the Cincinnati Reds offense was virtually nonexistent as they managed only five hits in Saturday's 2-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
Cincinnati went down 1-2-3 in each of the first three innings until Brandon Phillips finally collected a hit with two outs in the fourth inning.
The Brewers struck in the bottom of the fourth when Logan Schafer knocked in two on a double right.
Milwaukee continued to keep the Cincinnati offense at bay. Ryan Ludwick singled with one out in the fifth but Zack Cozart grounded into a double play to end the inning. Shin-Soo Choo walked with two outs in the sixth but again the Reds were unable to produce.
Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo went six and a third innings allowing only three hits.
"He kept the ball down, which is what he's known for," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We hit some balls hard off him, but they had us played perfectly. They didn't even have to move on most of them. You can't control where the ball goes after you hit it."
"We haven't gotten a split yet," Baker said. "To get a split, we have to win tomorrow. Disappointment is what life is about; how you deal with disappointments. We've got a game to play here. We didn't gain any ground tonight, but we didn't lose any. So we'll see tomorrow."
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