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, Lorenzo Cain just wanted the game to end.With Milwaukee winning, of course.Cain did his part, hitting a home run off the top of the left field fence in the 11th inning that lifted the Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Thursday.NL batting leader Christian Yelich went 0 for 4 with a bases-loaded walk for Milwaukee. On Wednesday night, he went 6 for 6 and hit for the cycle as the Brewers outlasted Cincinnati 13-12 in 10 innings. That’s 21 innings in less than 24 hours.“It’s been tough on the body, this series,” Cain said. “When I hit it, I knew it was a double for sure, but this is Cincinnati, so you never know.”The playoff-contending Brewers totaled just six hits in their latest victory. Cain hit the first pitch from Austin Brice (2-3) that hit the wall and bounced over for his 10th home run.“We got there a little different way today,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “It was a polar opposite from yesterday. It was hard to tell we were playing by the same rules.”Brice, recalled from Triple-A Louisville before the game, left with what Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said was an irregular heartbeat.“I’ve had some stuff go on,” Brice said. “I’ve had it checked out. It always comes up negative. It’s always like an electrolyte imbalance.”“Last night I was told around 1 (a.m.) I’m coming up. I didn’t get much sleep driving here from Columbus. I was pretty jacked up in the moment. It kind of sped up on me. My blood pressure went out the roof. It was pretty crazy,” he said.Milwaukee has homered in 22 straight games at Great American Ball Park streak. It’s the longest streak by any team at the stadium, including the Reds.Joakim Soria (1-0) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless 10th to get the win. Josh Hader pitched the 11th for his 11th save.Milwaukee left-hander Wade Miley allowed two hits and a walk in six innings before the Reds broke through in the seventh on Phillip Ervin’s one-out single and Dilson Herrera’s two-out double into the left field corner. Ervin’s safe slide across the plate survived Milwaukee’s challenge.Miley finished with a season-high 7 1/3 innings Paul Molitor Jersey
, allowing five hits with one walk and six strikeouts.“We brought up a couple of guys, but our bullpen was still thin,” Miley said. “If knew if it was a tight game, I was going to be stretched out as much as possible.”Cody Reed lasted 4 2/3 innings in his 12th appearance and second start of the season, his first start since April 9. The left-hander allowed one run on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. He left after walking Yelich in the fifth with the bases loaded.I knew after the walk to Yelich my day was over,” Reed said. “I got Yelich out twice, but I got a little too fine with him. It is something to build off of, for sure.”CAREER HIGHCain singled in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games, a career high. He set his previous career high in 2015 for Kansas City.BULLPEN BOOSTNeeding bullpen help after two draining games, the Brewers recalled RHP Jacob Barnes and promoted RHP Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Thursday’s game. RHP Freddy Peralta and Taylor Williams were optioned to Colorado Springs and RHP Ariel Hernandez was designated for assignment.WELCOME SIGHTReds first baseman Joey Votto went 0 for 5 in his first game since Aug. 15. He’d been on disabled list with a bruised right knee.TRAINER’S ROOMBrewers: LHP Dan Jennings limped off the field with his arms around two trainers after rolling his left ankle helping catch speedy Billy Hamilton in a rundown in the eighth.Reds: 3B Eugenio Suarez was scratched from the original starting lineup with mid-back spasms, the Reds announced shortly before the scheduled first pitch.UP NEXTBrewers: Jhoulys Chacin (13-5) pitches at Washington on Friday. Milwaukee is 19-9 in his 28 starts.Reds: Homer Bailey (1-12) is 1-10 in 11 career starts at Busch Stadium going into Friday’s series opener at St. Louis. GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — This much is working out for Yasiel Puig: Red is his favorite color.Cincinnati’s new outfielder appeared in his fourth spring game Thursday, hitting a two-run homer in a 10-8 loss. It was his first home run since moving from glittering Hollywood with the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Queen City in a blockbuster deal which also sent outfielder Matt Kemp, pitcher Alex Wood and infielder Kyle Farmer to the Reds in December.Puig has looked good on the field so far, and he’s also been himself off of it http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey
, feeling at home in a welcoming climate new manager David Bell has sought to provide.“I had seen him play so that was my only experience with him,” Bell said of Puig. “He’s been great to have in camp. He’s happy to be here. He brings great energy to what he does every day. He’s been a good teammate. It goes for all our players — we want them to be comfortable being themselves and he certainly is and we think it’s great.“More than anything that stands out is his energy and he is happy to be here,” Bell said. “He likes it here. He says he likes red. I think he does like red, but I think it also means he likes being here and that’s important to us.”The Reds hired Turner Ward as hitting coach this offseason, a job he held with the Dodgers from 2016-18. Puig appeared to love working with Ward, often giving him kisses on the cheek last season in the dugout as a thank you after big hits.“Yasiel is very flamboyant and exciting,” Ward said. “It wouldn’t matter if he was playing in a college game. He’ll be the same. It’s not going to be the city, it’s the person. The person will bring the energy and that style.“We want them to have the freedom to do the things they do. I don’t have to act a certain way or do a certain thing. That’s where I believe David is coming from and as a staff we’re coming from. ‘Hey, be you — you is good enough.'”Kemp, who has been traded four times, was looking forward to seeing what Puig, 28, will do with the Reds.“I’ve known him forever,” Kemp said. “It’s fun, it’s entertaining. You get a lot of laughs out of it. He keeps everybody loose and keeps everybody wondering what he’s going to do next.”On Monday Justin Smoak Jersey
, Puig put on a show during a 14-pitch plate appearance against the Mariners that ended in a walk. The showdown included a tongue wag, some hip shaking and a bat toss after finally drawing the free pass.The plan is to have Puig primarily play right field, but he’ll get some time in center field this spring as well.“We know he can do it,” Bell said. “I know he believes he can play both, which is great.”As long as he’s in red, Puig should be happy. It’s the color of his glove as well as his new uniform.“It’s his favorite color,” Ward said. “He is going to bring energy every day.”NOTES: RHP Sonny Gray, who has been sidelined with elbow stiffness, threw off the mound Saturday and said it was “the best day thus far.” After being acquired from the Yankees in January, he said he expects to be ready by the start of the season. “Everything’s progressing how we thought it would,” Gray said. … LHP Alex Wood is not scheduled yet for his next spring game. Bell said they wanted to give Wood time to work on things.