CINCINNATI, Ohio (WSAU-TSN) Billy Hamilton's two-run homer helped the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game set.
Skip Schumaker finished with three hits and an RBI and Joey Votto supplied a run-scoring double for the Reds, who snapped a three-game skid.
Reds starter Alfredo Simon (11-3) won his fifth straight decision after tossing a solid 7 1/3 innings, surrendering just two runs on six hits with three strikeouts. His 11 wins are tied for most in the National League with Zach Greinke of the Dodgers and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals.
Jonathan Lucroy homered and Jean Segura also drove in a run for the Brewers, who dropped their fourth straight game. Kyle Lohse (9-3) was reached for four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits with eight strikeouts over five innings.