Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds walks to the dugout after striking out in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 13, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Carlos Gomez went 3 for 4 with 5 RBIs while Kyle Lohse retired 23 consecutive batters at one point and finished with a four-hitter, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Cincinnati had three consecutive hits to open the second, but then had 23 batters in a row retired before Jay Bruce walked with two outs in the ninth. The Reds have dropped three of four.

Lohse (10-9) started the season 1-6 after missing most of spring training, signing with the Brewers as a free agent on March 25. Since the slow start, he has gone 9-3.

After allowing three consecutive singles to open the second, Lohse recorded an out on Devin Mesoraco's RBI fielder's choice grounder to third.

Lohse, who went 30-11 for St. Louis over two seasons in 2011-12, walked one and struck out five. He rebounded from a poor outing in his last start, where he allowed seven runs in five innings in an 8-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 6.

Reds starter Mat Latos (14-6) allowed five runs - the most he has given up since the All-Star break - and seven hits and three walks while striking out four in 6 2/3 innings.

Gomez had a two-run single in the first, an RBI single in the third and a two-RBI single in the seventh to account for all of Milwaukee's runs.

The Brewers' center fielder was coming off a tough road trip, batting .150, and had hit only .116 against the Reds this season coming into the game.

Norichika Aoki led off the first with a four-pitch walk. One out later, Ryan Ludwick appeared to lose sight of Jonathan Lucroy's sharp liner to left field, and it went by him to the wall for a double.

Aramis Ramirez was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Gomez hit a bloop single to right, scoring Aoki and Lucroy to make it 2-0.

Ludwick, Jack Hannahan and Zack Cozart had consecutive singles to open the second, and Mesoraco grounded into a fielder's choice to third that scored Ludwick.

Latos hit a sacrifice bunt to move Mesoraco to second, but Shin-Soo Choo struck out to end the inning. The Reds were retired in order in each inning until Bruce's walk in the ninth.

Milwaukee loaded the bases in the seventh, and Gomez hit a two-run single off reliever J.J. Hoover to make it 5-1.

Notes: Gomez also had five RBIs on July 12, 2009, while with Minnesota against the Chicago White Sox. ... Ramirez was removed after the first inning after being hit by a pitch from Latos. The team said he suffered a contusion on his left wrist.

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