- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier moved into quite a place in team history Saturday.

With his 35th home run of the season, Frazier became just the second Reds player with at least 40 doubles and 35 home runs in a season. He joined Frank Robinson, who accomplished it in 1962.

Frazier’s homer helped the Reds to a come-from-behind, 9-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, who lost third baseman Elian Herrera after a collision in the eighth inning.

“It feels awesome,” Frazier said. “My goal this year was to hit 35 home runs and I have a chance now to hit a few more. To even be mentioned with Frank Robinson is very cool. It is something I will have forever.”

Frazier didn’t think he got enough on his homer and slammed his bat in frustration as he left the batter’s box.

“I have to stop doing that,” he laughed.

Brandon Phillips snapped a 7-7 tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning.

Before that, with two on and two outs, Skip Schumaker hit a looping fly ball down the left field line. Herrera, left fielder Shane Peterson and shortstop Jean Segura all chased the ball, but Herrera and Peterson collided, with the ball falling between them.

Herrera did not move for more than five minutes while being treated by Brewers trainers before being rolled onto his back. He was put on a backboard and stretcher then left the field in an ambulance.

After the game, Brewers officials said an S-ray of Herrera’s thigh came back negative. He has a deep thigh contusion.

After having his knee examined, Peterson was able to remain in the game.

Eugenio Suarez scored to make it 7-7, and Schumaker ended up at second with a double.

Peterson said he was just trying to make the catch.

“The game was on the line, neither of us thought we could get to it so we didn’t want to call it. It’s kind of one of those plays,” he said. “Everybody was right there and trying to make the catch.”

The Brewers intentionally walked Joey Votto to load the bases. Phillips then lined his two-run single over Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett.

“I’m just glad Scooter is not taller,” Phillips said.

Burke Badenhop (2-4) got the win. Josh Smith started and pitched four innings for the Reds, giving up four runs on six hits. Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 32nd save in 35 chances.

Reds manager Bryan Price said he was happy to see his team come back three times from deficits during the game.

“We’ve been playing better in September,” he said. “They are all there still fighting and trying to win games.”

Tyler Cravy (0-7) got the loss. Taylor Jungmann started and pitched five-plus inning for the Brewers. He gave up six runs on eight hits.

Milwaukee has lost eight straight games, tying a season-high losing streak.


Reds: There was no update on the results of CF Billy Hamilton’s MRI, taken in Cincinnati on Friday. Hamilton originally suffered a right shoulder injury in August and was placed on the DL, but returned Sept. 8. He was removed from Monday night’s game with soreness in the shoulder.


Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (9-10) will try to continue his recent success in the series finale. DeSclafani is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last four starts.

Brewers: RHP Ariel Pena (1-0) will make his third start of the season. Pena made his Major League debut Sept. 5 against the Reds and earned a 7-3 victory as he pitched three innings out of the bullpen.

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