Brewers 4, Reds 3: Jonathan Lucroy homered and Jean Segura had three hits as host Milwaukee ensured that Homer Bailey would not toss back-to-back no-hitters.
Bailey (5-7), who struck out nine while no-hitting the San Francisco Giants last week, was knocked around for four runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings by the Brewers. Kyle Lohse (5-6) surrendered three runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 frames to pick up the win and Francisco Rodriguez earned his ninth save when center fielder Carlos Gomez leaped above the wall to rob Joey Votto of a two-run homer for the final out.
Chris Heisey hit a solo homer among two hits for Cincinnati, which has dropped three of four.
Jay Bruce put the Reds on top with an RBI single in the first but Milwaukee came right back in the bottom of the frame. Segura ended Bailey’s no-hit bid with a one-out single and Lucroy ended the shutout chance by blasting an 0-1 curveball into the Brewers bullpen in left-center.
Segura added an RBI double in the second and Rickie Weeks doubled home Juan Francisco in the third to make it 4-1. Heisey’s solo shot in the fourth and Xavier Paul’s pinch-hit single in the seventh cut the deficit to one.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Milwaukee activated LF Ryan Braun (thumb) from the 15-day disabled list but left him out of the starting lineup. 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) was placed on the 15-day DL. … Reds C Ryan Hanigan, who caught Bailey’s no-hitter last week, was scratched from the lineup due to irritation in his left wrist. … Bailey was attempting to become the second pitcher in history to throw back-to-back no-hitters (Johnny Vander Meer, 1938).