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Yelich's cycle carries Brewers to 13-12, extra-inning win against Reds

August 29, 2018 - 11:42 pm
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CINCINNATI - The Brewers outlasted the Reds for a thriller of a 13-12 win at Great American Ballpark Wednesday night. The shining star of the ten-inning affair was Christian Yelich. He hit for the eighth cycle in franchise history, the first of his MLB career, in a 6-for-6 performance at the plate. He also led the team with three driven in -- one of seven Brewers in the RBI column. The night turned in each team's favor multiple times, too. But, it turned a final time, and in the Brewers favor, when Jesús Aguilar stepped to the plate in the tenth for his first at bat of the night. He clobbered a solo home run nearly out of the park to give his team the go-ahead. However, an Erik Kratz RBI single scored Hernán Pérez later in that tenth for some insurance, and it proved to be the difference. Jeremy Jeffress was the game's winning pitcher with two innings of work to end the game. In less-than-stellar news, Manny Piña left the game in the seventh inning after being hit in the jaw by a runaway pitch, and Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen hit a three-run home run one pitch after one of the most atrocious missed strikeout calls by an umpiring crew this season. All that, and there are still more details to unpack -- check out the full story from our baseball insider Adam McCalvy here.