Mike Moustakas had three hits and scored three runs as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied from a pair of early five-run deficits to beat the visiting Cincinnati Reds 11-9 in the finale of their two-game series on Wednesday afternoon.

Hernan Perez also had three hits, Orlando Arcia had two hits and three RBIs, and Eric Thames had two hits and two RBIs for the Brewers. Moustakas, Keston Hiura and Yasmani Grandal homered for Milwaukee.

Jose Iglesias had three hits and drove in two runs, Derek Dietrich had two hits and scored twice and Tucker Barnhart hit a three-run homer for the Reds.

Brewers starter Zach Davies entered with the second-lowest ERA in the majors at 1.54, but surrendered five runs in the second inning and was removed after three innings, allowing six runs and six hits to raise his ERA to 2.43.

Junior Guerra (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win, and Josh Hader recorded the final five outs for his 12th save.

Reds starter Luis Castillo came in with the fourth-lowest ERA in the majors at 1.90, but didn't make it out of the third inning, allowing four runs and five hits in 2 2/3 innings to raise his ERA to 2.38.

The Brewers scored five runs in the sixth inning to take their first lead at 11-8.

Grandal hit a two-run homer off reliever Wandy Peralta (0-1) to move the Brewers back into a tie at 8-8, and Perez's third hit gave Milwaukee its first lead at 9-8. Arcia followed with another RBI single before pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar lifted a sacrifice fly to make 11-8.

The Brewers trailed 6-1 after the top of the third, but chased Castillo with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Milwaukee scored two more in the fourth to tie the score at 6-6.

Cincinnati loaded the bases after two were out in the fifth and Iglesias delivered a two-run single to move the Reds back in front 8-6.

Josh VanMeter had a two-run double in the second inning before Barnhart hit his three-run homer to give the Reds an early 5-0 lead.

--Field Level Media

 

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