Brewers avoid sweep behind Guerra, beat Reds 7-0

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CINCINNATI — Junior Guerra pitched six shutout innings, Scooter Gennett and Domingo Santana homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-0 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.

Manny Pina drove in two runs and Chris Carter scored all three times he walked to help Milwaukee make the most of six hits and six walks to snap Cincinnati’s five-game winning streak, a run that matched the Reds’ season high.

The shutout was the second of the series between the NL Central rivals. Cincinnati won 3-0 on Monday.

Guerra (9-3), in his third start since coming off the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, allowed just one baserunner past second base — Jose Peraza on a one-out triple in the third inning. Guerra bounced back to strike out Tyler Holt and get Joey Votto to ground out to first baseman Chris Carter.

Tim Adleman (2-4) was the loser.

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