scored three runs after Larkin's error in the second inning and led thereafter in a 6-4 victory over the Reds.
It was slumping Cincinnati's 13th defeat in 17 games and eighth in nine contests at Great American Ball Park.
Milwaukee had lost its previous five games against Cincinnati, including an 11-2 blowout defeat in the opener of the two-game series.
Neither team had scored when
hit a ground ball off pitcher
to Larkin with one out in the second. But the shortstop threw wide of first base, allowing Ginter to reach second.
"I was moving toward the hole and couldn't stop," Larkin said. "I was a little top-heavy and just threw it away."
The Reds made two errors in the game to increase their major league-worst total to 94.
plated Ginter with a double to right-center field and
knocked in Osik with a triple to left center. Brewers starter
staked himself to a 3-0 lead with a single to right that drove in Hall.
The Reds pulled within 3-2 in the fifth on an upper-deck home run by
, his 20th of the season. But the Brewers padded their lead with three runs in the sixth against Wilson,
, and Cincinnati got no closer than 6-4 after a two-run single by D'Angelo Jimenez off
in the eighth.
Franklin (7-6) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings to improve to 2-2 against the Reds this season and 4-1 in his last five decisions.
"He was very good," Brewers manager
said of Franklin. "He's a competitor and pitched out of some trouble. He pitched well almost to the point where I was going to send him out again for the seventh inning. We had some runners on and I thought we might need the extra run later on. We also had a loaded bullpen."
The Reds had the bases loaded against Franklin with none out in the second inning but managed just one run, on a sacrifice fly by
. Two innings later, the Red again loaded the bases with one out but Franklin was able to work his way out of trouble.
"We had a pitchers' meeting before the game and talked about when you have to make a pitch," Franklin said. "It's a matter of conviction. I was trying to put the ball in a spot where they would hit it and rely on our defense. The defense was great. "
allowed a leadoff single to Guillen in the ninth but induced
to hit into a double play and
to ground out for his second save.
Wilson (5-8), who lost his fourth straight decision, was tagged for six runs - five earned - and seven hits in five innings.
"Well, we had that error in the second inning that cost him one or two runs," Reds manager
said of Wilson. "That put us in a big hole."
After Cincinnati pulled within 3-2, Ginter led off the sixth with a walk and moved to second when Osik was hit by a pitch. Hall, who was making his first start of the season, knocked in Ginter and advanced Osik to third with a double to right that chased Wilson.
"I played well the way I felt like I had to play," said Hall, who made his major league debut in Cincinnati last September 1 and was recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis on Monday. "I wasn't real confident the last year when I came up. I knew I wasn't ready. I had a good spring and I think I impressed them but I knew they'd send me down and that I had to work on a few things."
"Hall provided some offense at the bottom of the lineup and he played good defensively," Yost said. "I just wanted to give Royce (Clayton) a break and let him work on some things today. I'll play it by ear but (Hall) is really impressive."
Heredia struck out Franklin before intentionally walking
to load the bases.
hit a fielder's choice grounder that snared Osik at home before Heredia hit
to force in a run.
greeted Riedling with an infield single to plate Young and make it 6-2.