Cincinnati threatened in the ninth, putting two on with one out against Trevor Gott. The Brewers then turned to Devin Williams, who fanned Matt Reynolds and Jonathan India for his seventh save of the season and his first since taking over for Hader.
“We were putting something together in the ninth but Williams came in and did a nice job,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “We just have to keep going.”
Reds: RHP Hunter Greene was placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained right shoulder, and reliever Ryan Hendrix was recalled from Triple-A Louisville. ... RHP Jeff Hoffman (right forearm) was slated to throw a bullpen session Friday and could return to the team as early as next week. ... RHP Art Warren (right flexor strain) is expected to start a minor-league rehab assignment sometime in the next few days.
Brewers left-hander Aaron Ashby (2-9, 4.13 ERA) faces Cincinnati lefty Nick Lodolo (3-3, 4.23) on Saturday night.