MILWAUKEE, WI (WKOW) -- Zack Greinke couldn't have been more on his game. The Brewers starter tossed 8 innings of shutout ball, giving up just two hits and striking out 11. He struck out the side in the 8th and tossed 104 pitches. But once Greinke left the game, the Reds took advantage and beat the Brewers 2-1. It's the first loss in 19 regular season games for the Brewers at Miller Park in games that Greinke has started.
In the top of the 9th, closer John Axford surrendered three hits and two runs. Joey Votto's RBI double broke the scoreless tie for the Reds. Brandon Phillips then hit a bloop single, driving in Votto for a 2-0 lead.
The Brewers answered with a solo homer from Ryan Braun in the bottom of the 9th. It was Braun's 10th homer of the year off Sean Marshall to get the Crew back within one at 2-1. The Brewers then loaded the bases. But Travis Ishikawa popped out to end it.
The 2-1 win was the 1,500th major league victory for Reds manager Dusty Baker. Axford (0-2) took the loss.
The Brewers have Thursday off before starting a three game series against the Cubs.
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