Milwaukee Brewers fall to Cincinnati Reds, 5-3
MILWAUKEE — Touted rookie Brandon Finnegan allowed just one run in five innings to win his first major league start, and Jay Bruce’s solo home run snapped a tie as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Friday night.
Finnegan (1-0), the prize prospect in the trade that sent Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals, allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four on 75 pitches. The left-hander allowed a solo homer to Khris Davis in the second, but held the Brewers hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Aroldis Chapman pitching the ninth for his 31st save in 34 chances.
Milwaukee starter Zach Davies (1-2) allowed three runs on five hits.
Joey Votto missed the game for the Reds, serving his suspension after it was reduced from two games to one earlier in the day. Votto was suspended for confronting umpire Bill Welke in a Sept. 9 game.