Brewers Edge Reds 5-4 Behind Adames’ Homer, Perkins’ Game-Saving Throw

Adames homers (Milwaukee Brewers /MLB)

The Milwaukee Brewers secured a hard-fought 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, thanks to a clutch three-run homer by Willy Adames in the sixth inning and a game-saving play by Blake Perkins in the ninth. Adames’ timely blast turned the tide in the Brewers’ favor, while Perkins’ precise throw from center field to home plate sealed the win, thwarting the Reds’ attempted rally.

Brewers Edge Out Reds 5-4 Behind Adames’ Home Run and Perkins’ Crucial Throw (Milwaukee Brewers /MLB)

The Reds’ Elly De La Cruz delivered an impressive performance, showcasing his skills with a home run, triple, and three runs scored. However, the Brewers’ late-inning heroics finally decided the game. Adames’ homer came at a crucial moment, giving the Brewers their first lead of the day.

Perkins’ decisive play came when he expertly fielded a blooper to center field and swiftly threw the ball to catcher William Contreras, who applied the tag to secure the out and end the game. This pivotal moment capped off a thrilling contest, with the Brewers emerging triumphant and further solidifying their lead in the NL Central division.

The Brewers’ win marked their eighth straight series victory over the Reds, a testament to their dominance in the division. Adames’ homer and Perkins’ defense made all the difference in a game that was closely contested until the very end. Despite a strong performance from De La Cruz, the Reds came up just short, with Perkins’ play to the plate the decisive moment in the game.