Brewers take ‘double dip’ from Reds winning 7-3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Shane Peterson hit his first career home run, Elian Herrera added his second homer of the day and Ariel Pena got the win in his major league debut as the Milwaukee Brewers completed a sweep of their day-night doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds with a 7-3 win on Saturday.
Peterson led off the sixth inning with a 366-foot drive into the right field seats for his second RBI of the game, helping the Brewers extend their winning streak to six games with their first doubleheader sweep since taking two from the Cubs on July 30, 2013, in Chicago. Milwaukee won the first game 8-6.
Herrera broke the game open in the ninth with his seventh homer of the season, a three-run shot.
Pena (1-0) allowed two runs over three innings in relief of Wily Peralta after a one-hour, 33-minute thunderstorm delay.
Keyvius Sampson (2-3) gave up three runs in three innings.