Bailey strikes out 11 in strong start, Reds top Brewers 7-4

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MILWAUKEE — Homer Bailey struck out 11 in six scoreless innings in his third game back from Tommy John surgery in the Cincinnati Reds’ 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

Adam Duvall hit his 27th home run and Billy Hamilton stole three bases to push his major league-leading total to 51.

Bailey (2-1) struck out Jonathan Villar looking to open the game and finished by fanning the side in the sixth. He allowed three hits.

Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson (6-12) labored through five innings, allowing three runs off six hits and three walks.

Ramon Flores hit a solo shot in the eighth, and Manny Pina hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth for the Brewers.