The temperature rose. The crowd grew. The Cincinnati Reds still suffered the same fate.
One day after overcoming a 3-0 deficit only to lose 4-3 in front of the smallest crowd in Great American Ball Park history (7,799), the Reds overcame an early deficit only to lose 4-3 again on Tuesday in front of 10,195 fans.
With the score tied 1-1, Orlando Arcia hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning for the Brewers (5-1).
The Reds are off to a 1-3 start for the second straight season. They haven’t had a lead in a game since Opening Day on Thursday when they beat the Pirates 5-3.
Anthony DeSclafani made his first start of the season for the Reds and allowed one earned run on three hits in five innings.
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The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the third. Lorenzo Cain scored on a two-out single by Jesus Aguilar.
Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin pitched three perfect innings before running into trouble in the fourth. Joey Votto started the rally with a walk. Yasiel Puig singled. Eugenio Suarez followed with a double, scoring Votto and tying the score.
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Zach Duke relieved DeSclafani in the sixth and left the game with two runners on base and two outs. Michael Lorenzen replaced him and gave up a three-run home run to the first batter he faced, Arcia.
The Reds scored their second run in the sixth. A groundout by Scott Schebler scored Joey Votto. Eugenio Suarez hit a home run in the eighth to cut Milwaukee’s lead to 4-3.
NOTES: Matt Kemp struck out in a pinch-hit appearance. He’s 0-for-8 this season. … Scott Schebler went 0-for-4. He’s 0-for-14. … Jesse Winker went 0-for-4. He’s 0-for-9.
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