While the Cincinnati Reds appear to be heating up, the banged-up Milwaukee Brewers continue to struggle.
The Reds look for a third consecutive victory while trying to hand the Brewers a fourth straight defeat Tuesday night at Miller Park.
Bronson Arroyo struck out nine over 6 2-3 innings and Jay Bruce extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a three-run homer as Cincinnati (15-13) won for the sixth time in eight games, 6-1 at Milwaukee on Monday. The Reds have won 11 of 16 since starting 4-8.
Cincinnati. which plated five runs in the fourth inning, has scored at least five in three of the last four games.
"We can hit as a team," Bruce said. "We're a good hitting team."
Cincinnati snapped a four-game skid to Milwaukee (12-17), which has scored 12 runs while dropping five of six to fall into a last-place tie in the NL Central.
The Brewers' latest defeat came hours after the team announced shortstop Alex Gonzalez would undergo season-ending knee surgery. Milwaukee is alread...