CINCINNATI (AP) _ Matt Garza threw a two-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and the Milwaukee Brewers ended their four-game losing streak by beating the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Saturday night.
Despite a slump that matched their longest of the season, the Brewers maintained the best record in the league and a comfortable lead in the NL Central.
Aramis Ramirez singled home a run in the first inning off Homer Bailey (8-5), who gave up seven hits through eight innings. Two Brewers were thrown out at the plate.
Garza (6-5) has been one of the Brewers' best starters lately, going 4-1 in his last seven games. He retired the first 12 batters in order before Brandon Phillips led off the fifth with a single for Cincinnati's first hit.
THE BREWERS WRAP THEIR SERIES WITH THE REDS AND THEIR ROAD TRIP ON SUNDAY. CATCH BREWERS PREGAME AT 11:35 AM, WITH FIRST PITCH AT 12:10 PM, ON NEWSTALK 1310 WIBA AM