The Reds’ 9th inning comeback fell short Tuesday, as they lost to the Brewers 5-3 on the road at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix, AZ.

Final R H E
  Cincinnati Reds (4-4-1) 3 7 0
 Milwaukee Brewers (1-5) 5 9 1
W: K. Lohse (1-0) L: J. Cueto (0-1) SV: D. Goforth (1)
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Pitching: Johnny Cueto gave up an earned run on 3 hits in 3 innings, walking 1 and striking out 3. Cueto said he was happy to face the several regulars in the Brewers lineup because veterans take a lot of pitches. Bryan Price said Cueto was erratic and didn’t have great command of his fastball, but Price was pleased that Johnny was able to throw nearly 60 pitches. Ryan Dennick and J. J. Hoover each worked an inning and each gave up a 2-run homer. It was the 2nd homer Hoover has given up so far this spring. C. Trent Rosecrans asked Price if it was too early to worry about Hoover. Price said he would like a better result but wasn’t really worried because Hoover is working on things like throwing inside and secondary pitches. Jon Moscot pitched 2 scoreless innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 1.

Hitting: Todd Frazier returned from missing the last couple games because of back spasms. He went 0-3 with 2 strikeouts. Marlon Byrd was the only other projected member of the opening day starting lineup to play for the Reds; he went 0-2. Brennan Boesch continued his strong campaign for a bench spot, going 2-3 with a double. Boesch has 7 hits in 14 at-bats this spring. The offense scored 3 in the 9th on a 2-run single by shortstop Alex Blandino, and an RBI groundout by Garrett Boulware.

The rest: Former Red Kyle Lohse struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings to earn the victory. It was the Brewers’ first win in 6 spring training games. Lohse escaped a jam in the 2nd inning when he gave up a lead-off single to Boesch, hit the next batter Byrd, then gave up a long drive to Donald Lutz that almost stayed fair for a home run. Another former Red Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless inning for Milwaukee.

Next up: Wednesday, 3/11

Royals at Reds in Goodyear, 4:05 ET

Broadcast on WSAI-1360AM

Paul Maholm will start. Tony Cingrani will follow. Kevin Gregg, Sam LeCure, and Nate Adcock are also scheduled to pitch.