Milwaukee 8, Houston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 24982

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 8 13 1
Houston 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 83-57 50-19 33-38 W2
Houston 47-92 26-44 21-48 L2

Recap


George Kottaras hit for the cycle and Craig Counsell hit his first home run of the season as the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to an 8-2 victory over the host Houston Astros on Saturday.

Prince Fielder drove in a pair of runs to pull into a tie for the major league lead with 107 RBIs and Taylor Green plated his first career run for the Brewers, who maintained their 8 ½-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals atop the National League Central.

Chris Narveson (10-6) worked the first five innings, allowing two runs and four hits to earn the win for Milwaukee.

Fielder drove in a run with a groundout in the first before the Brewers broke it open in the middle innings, grabbing one in the fourth on Kottaras’ solo blast and two runs each in the fifth, sixth and seventh.

The 41-year-old Counsell, who at one point went 32 games without a hit this season and entered Saturday’s contest with a .197 slugging percentage, followed a leadoff triple by Kottaras in the sixth by taking the first pitch from Bud Norris (6-9) and lining it into the right field stands.

Needing a double for the cycle, Kottaras sent a blast to deep center in the top of the ninth that bounced off the warning track for a ground-rule double.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Houston
Chris Narveson Player Bud Norris
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.1
4 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 9
3.60 ERA 8.44
Hitting
Milwaukee   Houston
George Kottaras Player Carlos Lee
4 Hits 2
2 RBI 2
1 HR 1
10 TB 5
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 13 2 25 .310 23 9 8 1 2 1
Houston 5 1 8 .156 13 6 2 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Astros have a W/L % of .340 after a win and .337 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Brewers have a W/L % of .590 after a win and .596 after a loss.
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