MILWAUKEE – If the Reds can get a postseason spot after the final stretch of the regular season, second baseman Jonathan India will deserve credit for his role in helping them get there.
India continued to polish its résumé for the National League Rookie of the Year Award Thursday afternoon in a 5-1 win by the Reds over the Brewers at American Family Field. During a two-hit afternoon, his three-run homer in the fifth inning made it a 4-0 game, effectively putting him out of reach for Milwaukee.
Cincinnati (70-59), which saved a game of the three-game series at American Family Field, left the city behind the first-place Brewers (78-50 by 8 1/2 games in the league standings). NL Central – Leading the game for the NL’s second wild-card spot as the day comes, the victory secures them another day as the favorites as the road trip continues with three games in Miami.
Reds starting pitcher Sonny Gray allowed just three hits and two walks in six scoreless innings, with six strikeouts. Gray, who has 13 scoreless innings in his last two starts, is 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA in his last six games.
India led off the game against Brewers starter Brett Anderson with a single to left field. He was on third with one out when he scored on a Joey Votto sacrifice fly to center field.
There were two outs when India hit Hunter Strickland’s 3-1 pitch into the opposite field for a home run to right field, their 17th of the season. At the start of the sixth inning against Brett Suter, Nick Castellanos hit his second home run in as many games with a drive to left field that made it 5-0.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"