Milwaukee 13, Houston 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Miller Park
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 32217

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 9 4
Milwaukee 1 0 0 2 6 1 3 0 13 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 35-71 25-27 10-44 L3
Milwaukee 48-56 30-26 18-30 W3

Recap


Brewers 13, Astros 4: Ryan Braun homered and drove in three runs as host Milwaukee rode a six-run fifth inning to complete a three-game sweep of reeling Houston.

Rickie Weeks and Cesar Izturis homered and had three hits apiece and Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run blast for the Brewers, who amassed 31 runs in the series to post their second series sweep of the year.

Rookie Mike Fiers (5-4) went six-plus innings to win his second straight start, allowing two runs on eight hits to drop the Astros to 2-18 since the All-Star break.

Astros right-hander Jordan Lyles (2-8) watched his defense commit four early errors and wound up getting pummeled for nine runs - seven earned - in five innings to fall to 0-6 away from home and remain winless in his last six starts.

Brett Wallace homered twice and drove in three runs for Houston, which absorbed its ninth straight road loss and fell to 1-22 in its last 23 games away from home.

The Brewers capitalized on the Astros' fourth error to score twice for a 3-2 lead in the fourth before breaking it open with six runs in the fifth.

Braun had a two-run single and Corey added an RBI double before Weeks belted a two-run homer and Izturis added a solo shot to cap the uprising.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez doubled in the sixth to move head of Joey Votto for the National League lead with 51 extra-base hits. ... Houston has lost all nine of Lyles' starts on the road. ... Izturis' homer was only the 17th of his 12-year career. ... Astros 2B Jose Altuve had an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to six games. He has hit safely in 11 of 12 games. ... Fiers has allowed two runs or fewer in eight consecutive starts. Wallace's homer off Fiers was just the third off the rookie and ended his streak of eight starts without allowing a long ball. ... Astros C Jason Castro (knee) will begin a rehab stint Friday at Double-A Corpus Christi.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Milwaukee
Jordan Lyles Player Michael Fiers
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 8
12.60 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Houston   Milwaukee
Brett Wallace Player Rickie Weeks
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
2 HR 1
9 TB 6
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 9 2 16 .257 17 7 4 0 0 4
Milwaukee 15 4 30 .385 19 7 12 2 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Brewers have a W/L % of .447 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Astros have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .300 after a loss.