Brewers 1B Thames left the field in top of 8th

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Thames is particularly prolific against the Reds and bashed his eighth home run in six games versus the division rivals with a two-run shot in the sixth on Tuesday, which broke Carlos Lee's club record of 10 in April and moved him within three of the record of 14 shared by Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez. Manager Craig Counsell said the injury wasn't serious and Thames reiterated that afterward, much to the relief of Brewers fans everywhere. They'll send Wily Peralta (3-1, 4.71) to the mound against Cincinnati's Tim Adleman (0-0, 2.70).

According to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy, Thames submitted to a random drug test for the second time this month after the Brewers beat the Reds 9-1.

The Brewers have outscored the Reds 53-26 so far this season.

YANKEES 3, RED SOX 1: At Boston, Luis Severino pitched seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball and Aaron Judge celebrated his 25th birthday with a two-run homer and spectacular catch, carrying surging NY.

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"If people keep thinking I'm on stuff, I'll be here every day", he told reporters after the game.

Break out the brooms, folks, because the Milwaukee Brewers have completed their first sweep of the year.

Milwaukee scored five times in the first, highlighted by Braun's big double and Hernan Perez's sacrifice fly. He spent three seasons with the NC Dinos, where he was a two-time Golden Glove Award victor and was the league's home run leader in 2016.

Pinch-hitter Nick Franklin kept the inning going, reaching on an error by right fielder Scott Schebler, and Jonathan Villar made him pay by ripping his second two-run single of the day back up the middle. He finished with 16 that year and hit only two more homers in his major league career.

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At Pittsburgh, Gift Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led off the bottom of the first with a home run to lead Pittsburgh. He's started just once since April 11 and has gone 0 for 13 with one walk and two RBI over that span after hitting.400 over his first eight games. We've done a nice job of that against some young starting pitchers and some good starting pitchers, too.

Reds: OF Phillip Ervin was optioned to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Davis.

Peralta won his first three starts while allowing a total of five runs but was not anywhere near that sharp against St. Louis on Friday. He had hit a long ball in each of the Brewers' six previous games against the Reds. Bartolo Colon (1-2, 4.50 ERA) pitches for the Braves.

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