MILWAUKEE (Ticker) --
before him, had difficulty retiring
Helms and Perez had three hits apiece and combined to produce the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the
, 4-3, for their 13th victory in their last 15 games.
The game was tied, 3-3, in the eighth when Helms rapped a one-out single against Graves (4-15), who had retired the first seven batters he faced. Perez followed with a double into the right field corner to plate Helms.
"Helms got a 2-1 pitch for a base hit and Perez executed a hit-and-run perfectly," Reds interim manager Dave Miley said. "Danny did a hell of a job for us."
"Tonight I was mad Wes (Obermueller) got out of the game," Perez said of Milwaukee's starter, who again failed to record his first career win. "I wanted him to get the win so bad. I went to my bat and said, 'I got to get a hit.' I hit it in the right place and Wes (Helms) scored. I wanted to do anything I can to get the run."
(4-3) struck out two batters a perfect eighth to pick up the win and Dan Kolb whiffed one in a perfect ninth for his 15th straight save after blowing his first opportunity this season.
"I feel good," Vizcaino said. "The last couple days, I've been throwing good. I've had more control on the ball."
was quite pleased with Kolb's performance.
"You provide an opportunity in a situation like that and you look to see who wants to take it, and he did," Yost said of Kolb. "I don't know if it surprises me - with his stuff and his mentality, it doesn't really surprise me."
Milwaukee scored three times in the first inning against Wilson on a two-run homer by
and an RBI single by Perez.
Cincinnati got back a run in the fourth on a run-scoring single by D'Angelo Jimenez against Obermueller before
Wily Mo Pena
tied the contest with a two-run homer against the Brewers starter in the seventh.
John Vander Wal
exited the contest after straining his left groin running out a groundout in the first inning.
left after pulling his right hamstring on a hard slide into Perez at the plate on Jimenez's single in the fourth.
Wilson, who gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings, had been 2-0 in his previous three starts. He has an ERA of 11.67 in the first inning and an ERA of 3.29 thereafter.
"I really wasn't attacking the strike zone like I should have," Wilson said. "I was having trouble with the command all night. That put us in a hole early."
Obermueller allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings. Like Wilson, he struck out five batters but walked four.
"I feel bad because he pitches good and he's not getting the results," Perez said.