Brewers fall to Reds 4-3, finishing 3-4 trip

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 4, 2014 at 8:07 pm •  Published: May 4, 2014
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Milwaukee wasted a chance to leave Cincinnati with a four-game split.

Chris Heisey scored from first base on Todd Frazier's 10th-inning double into the left-field corner, and the Reds rallied to beat the Brewers 4-3 Sunday.

Milwaukee went 4-3 on a trip that began in St. Louis but still has the major leagues' best record at 21-11.

"This would've been an important game to win," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "If you lose, you lose the road trip. If you win, you win the road trip. You wouldn't think one game could do that, but it does."

Chris Heisey drew a two-out, four-pitch walk from Tyler Thornburgh (3-1), and Frazier followed with a line drive that one-hopped the left-field wall. Heisey beat shortstop Jean Segura's off-target relay to the plate.

"That was a big series," said Brewers starter Kyle Lohse, who was in line to improve to 5-1. "They played us tough. They pitched really well."

Milwaukee has gone 14 straight games without scoring more than five runs.

"We've got to do a better job of battling," Roenicke said. "If it makes sense to shuffle, we'll shuffle, but I don't see where there are pieces to make those changes, so we have to do a better job. We get opportunities, and we're not getting the job done right now."

Brandon Phillips greeted reliever Brandon Kintzler with a tying 425-foot drive to center with one out in the eighth, Phillips' second homer this season and first since April 5.

Sam LeCure (1-1) pitched the 10th for the win.

Lohse allowed a season-high eight hits and two runs in 6 1-3 innings, including Brayan Pena's home run.

"It was a weird outing for me," Lohse said. "At first, they were super aggressive. I tried to use that, and they started taking. They made me work for every out I got."