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Davis hits two home runs as Brewers out-slug Reds


The Reds will remember Khris Davis’ name after Friday. They may even remember his first name starts with a “K,” and he’s not Chris Davis, the Orioles slugger who has 46 home runs.

Khris Davis, the Brewers rookie left fielder, looked like Chris Davis in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park. He had six home runs on the season. Now he has eight. He hit two two-run shots in a 6-4 victory over the Reds in front of a crowd of 34,230.

The Reds (73-56) had been nearly unbeatable lately when scoring at least four runs. The last 24 times they hit that mark, they had won 22. Now their last two losses when scoring four or more have come to the Brewers.

A back-and-forth game turned for Milwaukee in the eighth. They broke a 3-3 tie with three runs off Reds reliever Alfredo Simon. Davis hit a two-run shot. Two batters later, Scooter Gennett hit a solo home run.

Simon had a 1.59 ERA in his last nine appearances and hadn’t allowed more than one earned run in an inning since June 20. This was his third appearance in the last six days.

“That’s uncharacteristic of Simon,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “It’s a sign of fatigue. Also it’s a sign that guy over there, Davis, can hit. He’s one of the best young players I’ve seen coming into the league this year.”

Reds starter Homer Bailey gave up the first two-run home run to Davis in the sixth. That blast gave the Brewers a 3-2 lead.

Bailey dominated the Brewers five days earlier in his last start, giving up one run on three hits in eight innings. This time, he looked more like the pitcher who gave up 10 earned runs in 12 2/3 innings in his two previous starts this season against Milwaukee.

Bailey lasted six innings. He surrendered three runs on six hits, walked two and struck out five.

“Physically, I felt fine,” Bailey said. “We cruised through pretty good, other than that one inning. One of the mistakes I made ended up costing us. It happens in baseball. I probably should have done a better job of mixing up pitches in that one at-bat (against Davis). I’ll know better next time.”

Brandon Phillips saved Bailey from being the losing pitcher with a game-tying solo home run in the sixth. It was Phillips’ 16th home run of the season and his 95th RBI.

That home run also ensured the Reds wouldn’t lose to Yovani Gallardo for the second time in seven days. Gallardo pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Brewers beat the Reds 2-0 on Aug. 17 in Milwaukee.

The Reds (73-56) remain seven games ahead of the Diamondbacks (65-62) in the race for the second wild card. The Cardinals (75-53) beat the Braves 3-1 to move 2½ games ahead in the wild-card standings.



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