Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Maybe they should nickname him "Khrush."
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.
Davis went 6-for-11 with a pair of homers during last weekends' series against
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 its last five contests coming
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 knole in center to give Milwaukee a 5-3
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
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.
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