Houston 6, Milwaukee 5

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - David Rackley, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 17942

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 1
Houston 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 51-61 33-26 18-35 L2
Houston 38-77 27-31 11-46 W2


Astros 6, Brewers 5 (10): A night after recording its first walkoff win of the season, Houston made it two in a row - and picked up its first extra-inning victory of the year - when Scott Moore's single with the bases loaded in the 10th sent Milwaukee to its 11th straight road loss. 

Jose Altuve's leadoff single and a pair of walks allowed the Astros to load the bases in the 10th against Jim Henderson (0-1), setting the table for Moore's game-winning single to left. The Astros had lost their first 11 extra-inning games. 

Milwaukee rallied in the ninth to tie it against Wilton Lopez as Rickie Weeks led off the inning with a double, moved to third on Jonathan Lucroy's infield single and scored on rookie Jean Segura's groundout. Lopez (5-1) rebounded to work a scoreless 10th to pick up his second win in two nights.

Steve Pearce matched a career high with three hits and had three RBIs for Houston, which has won consecutive games for the first time since June 26-27. A day after driving in the tying run and scoring the winning run in the Astros' first walk-off victory off the season, Pearce staked Houston to a 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the first. He added an RBI triple in the third and singled in his third at-bat.

Tyler Greene doubled in his first at-bat for Houston since being acquired from St. Louis earlier in the week, and came around to score on Pearce's first-inning single. Greene later added a solo homer off Livan Hernandez in the fifth for a 5-4 lead.

Brewers starter Marco Estrada lasted just four innings, allowing four runs and seven hits to remain winless this season. Estrada's streak of 14 straight starts without a win is the longest for a Milwaukee pitcher since Chris Capuano went a franchise-record 18 starts without a victory in 2007. 

The Brewers loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but Mickey Storey struck out Carlos Gomez on a disputed third strike, which resulted in Gomez being ejected. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Astros topped four runs for the first time since July 30. … Pearce recorded the third three-hit game of his career and the first since May 25, 2011, also against Milwaukee. Pearce has a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in nine of 11 games since the Astros acquired him from Baltimore. … Brewers OF Norichika Aoki went 2-for-5 with a two-run double to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. … Segura recorded the first multi-hit game of his career. … The Astros announced 29-year-old Mike Elias as their new scouting director, replacing Bobby Heck, whose contract will not be renewed. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Houston
Marco Estrada Player Dallas Keuchel
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 3.00
Milwaukee   Houston
Jonathan Lucroy Player Steve Pearce
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 11 0 14 .275 13 14 4 0 1 1
Houston 12 1 18 .316 12 9 5 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Astros have a W/L % of .405 after a win and .299 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Brewers have a W/L % of .451 after a win and .459 after a loss.
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