ERIC THAMES HOMERED FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT NIGHT AND DROVE IN THREE RUNS, AND THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS BEAT THE CINCINNATI REDS 10-4 FRIDAY NIGHT.

THAMES' THIRD HOME RUN OF THE SEASON CAPPED MILWAUKEE'S FOUR-RUN SIXTH INNING AGAINST A CINCINNATI BULLPEN THAT WENT INTO THE GAME WITH A NATIONAL LEAGUE-BEST 1.13 ERA. BLAKE WOOD (0-1) ALLOWED THREE HITS AND THREE RUNS, INCLUDING JONATHAN VILLAR'S TIEBREAKING DOUBLE OFF THE GLOVE OF RIGHT FIELDER PATRICK KIVLEHAN. THAMES FOLLOWED WITH A TWO-RUN SHOT INTO THE RIGHT FIELD SEATS OFF LEFT-HANDER WANDY PERALTA.

THE BREWERS, WHO HAD A SEASON-HIGH 12 HITS, BROKE IT OPEN WITH A FOUR-RUN SEVENTH EN ROUTE TO THEIR FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN.

ZACK COZART HIT A TWO-RUN HOMER IN THE SECOND INNING AND JOEY VOTTO ADDED A SOLO SHOT IN THE THIRD TO GIVE THE REDS A 3-0 LEAD AGAINST TOMMY MILONE (1-0), WHO GAVE UP THREE RUNS AND SIX HITS IN FIVE INNINGS.