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Cincinnati Reds Team Report - April 28

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Cincinnati Reds Team Report - April 28

Postby WebHamster » Wed Apr 28, 2004 1:01 pm

(Sports Network) - The Reds suffered a 9-8 loss to Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park Tuesday night.

Danny Graves (0-2) blew his third save of the season, as the Reds committed five errors in the game with two coming in the decisive ninth inning. Cory Lidle went five innings, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits. He struck out three and walked three.

Jason LaRue hit a three-run homer, but committed two errors for the Reds, who lost for only the second time in six games. Barry Larkin went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Ken Griffey Jr. drove in a pair of runs, as Cincinnati wasted a four-run sixth.

Larkin moved into sole possession of third place on the all-time games played by a shortstop list with 2,015, passing Pee Wee Reese (2,014).

Reds reliever Phil Norton left the game with a bruised left quad in the sixth after colliding with Casey on a popped up bunt by Scott Podsednik. Norton came down with the ball for the out. The southpaw is questionable for this contest.

Cincinnati will pin its hopes on streaking righthander Paul Wilson tonight. Wilson is unbeaten (3-0) in four starts this season, including a victory over Pittsburgh last week. The veteran is off to the first 3-0 start in his career despite surrendering 30 hits in 24 innings of action.

Last time on the hill, Wilson gave up nine hits and four runs through five innings versus the Pirates. Wilson walked and struck out one in the winning effort.

Wilson is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in four career games versus the Brewers. The Orlando, FL native has surrendered 29 hits and 12 earned runs through 22 innings of action.

This is the first series between these teams this season. Milwaukee won the 2003 season set, 10-8, including a 4-5 mark at Miller Park. The Reds have been successful at Miller Park since the start of the 2002 campaign, going 13-6.
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