Ben Sheets dominated for five innings before a tight pitching arm forced him from the game Friday, and Milwaukee held on for a 5-2 victory over slumping Cincinnati. Sheets (3-0) allowed only a pair of singles, looking very comfortable in a hitter-friendly ballpark where he has never lost. He left for a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning with the Brewers ahead 5-0.
Bill Hall hit a two-run homer off Bronson Arroyo (0-2), who gave up five runs in 5 2-3 innings. The lanky right-hander hasn't lasted six innings in any of his four starts, a product of his high pitch counts. On Friday, he threw 116. One of the NL's deepest bullpens held on despite two late rallies by the Reds.