The Reds made it 4-0 in the seventh when Kyle Farmer walked to open and Shogo Akiyama followed with a pinch triple into the right-field corner. After Castellanos struck out, Akiyama tried to score on Votto’s shallow fly out, but was thrown out at home by centerfielder Avisail Garcia.
Milwaukee scored in the eighth off Michael Lorenzen when Ben Gamel doubled, Omar Narvaez singled and Holt lofted a sacrifice fly to center.
Reds: RHP Pedro Strop, who left Friday’s game with right groin tightness while facing his second batter in relief, is expected to be sidelined for a while. “No decision has been made for IL, but I would say his is more of an extended period of time that he’ll be out,” manager David Bell said Saturday. CF Nick Senzel, who left Friday’s game in the fourth inning with left groin tightness, is expected back sooner. “I’m hoping to have in some capacity in the next day or two, but more likely he would be back Tuesday in the starting lineup.”