Golden Wong hits 3 home runs in Milwaukee Brewers win over Cincinnati Reds


CINCINNATI — Golden Wong hit three homers and drove in five runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

Wong scored two runs in the second inning against Hunter Greene. He hit another two-run shot in the sixth off Dauri Moreta and a solo homer in the eighth against Joel Kuhnel. Wong has 15 homers and 46 RBI on the season.

Milwaukee finished with four hits, but each of Wong’s first two homers came after leadoff walks.

The second-ranked Brewers (80-70) opened a four-game set against Cincinnati with their second straight win. They are trying to catch Philadelphia and San Diego in the race for one of the NL’s last two wild cards.

Woodruff (12-4) struck out 11 in six innings. He allowed three hits and walked two. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has 32 strikeouts in his last three starts — all hits.

Kyle Farmer hit his 13th homer in the sixth to account for Cincinnati’s only run. Green (4-13) struck out eight in five innings.

The NL Central contest drew 9,889, the sixth game under 10,000 this season at Great American Ball Park.

After throwing 47 pitches at least 100 miles per hour in a 1-0 loss at St. Petersburg. Lewis on Saturday, according to Statcast, Green made 15 three-pointers against Milwaukee.


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