MILWAUKEE, April 10 (UPI) -- Edwin Encarnacion's tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
With the contest tied 1-1 and no outs, Encarnacion stroked a delivery by Milwaukee starter and losing pitcher Carlos Villanueva for his second homer this season.
Cincinnati's Paul Bako had two hits and two RBI.
Encarnacion and Scott Hatteberg also had two hits in the Reds' second straight victory.
Winning pitcher Aaron Harang (1-1) allowed an earned run and five hits in eight innings with a walk and three strikeouts.
J.J. Hardy produced Milwaukee's only run with an RBI single in the bottom of the second.
Villanueva (1-1) was charged with four earned and seven hits in seven hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts.
Jason Kendall had two of the five hits for the Brewers, whose two straight losses follow a four-game winning streak.