MLB: Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 3

Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM

CINCINNATI, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick and Zack Cozart each hit a sixth-inning homer Saturday, rallying the Cincinnati Reds over Milwaukee 6-3.

The Reds were trailing 2-1 in the sixth when John Axford (6-7), in relief of Brewers' starter Wily Peralta, surrendered a score-tying solo blast to Ludwick. After Jack Hannahan singled, Cozart (three RBI) smacked a 3-2 pitch into the left field stands for the decisive score.

Chris Heisey and Joey Votto each added a bases-empty home run for Cincinnati, which extended its lead for the second National League wild-card spot to 7 1/2 games over Arizona and pulled to with three games of NL Central-leading Pittsburgh.

Bronson Arroyo (13-9) yielded three runs on seven hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out six to notch his fourth win in four starts.

J.J. Hoover tossed a scoreless eighth and Aroldis Chapman secured the win with his 33rd save.

Caleb Gindl homered for Milwaukee.

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