For the first time since April 13 of this season when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4, the Cincinnati Reds scored double-digit runs in 13-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The win helped the Reds take two of three from the NL Central leaders.
Todd Frazier had four RBIs and Brandon Phillips plated three. The offense collected 19 total hits on the afternoon including four from Ryan Ludwick, three from Billy Hamilton and Devin Mesoraco, and three other Reds had two hits.
"I thought it was great," said Frazier. "We know we can do it. We haven't really been doing it a lot. We haven't been clicking on all cylinders. Today shows us we can do those types of things. It goes to show we're a good-hitting ballclub and we can get those series wins. It was nice."
"That was prolific. No one could expect to have that type of offensive game on a regular basis," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "If we can bridge some of that — take some of what happened here, especially in Games 1 and 3, and take that to Pittsburgh for the next series."
"It was important. To lose three, of course, would have taken us from eight back to 11," Price said. "That wouldn't be insurmountable, but it would put us really in a pretty drastic situation in the middle of June. It was definitely big. We peeled off one game. We're establishing the fact we play this team well."