MILWAUKEE (WSAU-TSN) Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with five RBI and Kyle Lohse tossed his ninth career complete game to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.
Lohse (10-9) allowed one run on four hits while striking out five.
Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Jonathan Lucroy doubled and scored twice for the Brewers, winners in four of their last six games.
Devin Mesoraco drove in the lone run for the Reds, who have dropped three of their last four. With the loss and a Washington win, Cincinnati saw its lead for the final NL Wild Card spot fall to just 4 1/2 games.
Mat Latos (14-6) yielded all five runs on seven hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.
Milwaukee plated a pair of runs in the first to take an early lead. Norichika Aoki walked, Lucroy doubled and Aramis Ramirez was hit by a pitch. Gomez followed with a two-run single just over the head of Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips.
Ryan Ludwick scored on Mesoraco's ground out in the second to make it 2-1.
Gomez singled home Segura in the third and before knocking in a pair of runs in the seventh to make it a 5-1 game.