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“Fortunately, I got another chance,” Frazier said. “The best thing about baseball is you get another chance tomorrow. This time, I only wanted three innings.”
Heisey drew a two-out, four-pitch walk from Tyler Thornburgh (3-1), and Frazier followed with a line drive that one-hopped the wall. Heisey beat shortstop Jean Segura’s off-target relay to the plate to give the Reds three wins in their four-game series against the team with the majors’ best record at 21-11.
Third base coach Steve Smith had been criticized by some for having runners thrown out at home several times this season.
“I’m not known for my eagle eye at the plate. The key is not to get caught up in the moment and swing at bad pitches” said Heisey, who was inserted into the starting lineup when Jay Bruce was scratched with a sore left knee. “Any time the ball is down the line or in the gap, I’m thinking of scoring.”
Brandon Phillips greeted reliever Brandon Kintzler with a tying 425-foot homer to center with one out in the eighth, Phillips’ second homer this season and first since April 5.
Sam LeCure (1-1) pitched the 10th for the win.
“It was a weird outing for me,” Lohse said. “They did a good job mixing it up. At first, they were super aggressive. I tried to use that, and they starting taking. They made me work for the outs that I got.”
Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon, who hadn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his first five starts, gave up three in seven innings, along with five hits.
Scooter Gennett hit Simon’s third pitch of the game 357 feet into the right-field seats for his second homer of this season. The Brewers made it 2-0 in the third on Jonathan Lucroy’s two-out, RBI single.
Pena hit the first pitch of the third inning 456 feet over the right-field wall for his third homer of the season, all in the last five days. He left for a pinch runner with a tight hamstring in the seventh.
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