Milwaukee 5, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 12, 2012 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - David Rackley, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 19235

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 5 9 1
Houston 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 52-61 33-26 19-35 W1
Houston 38-78 27-32 11-46 L1

Recap

Brewers 5, Astros 3: Yovani Gallardo pitched into the eighth and drove in a run to win his 10th consecutive start against Houston, and Corey Hart broke out of a slump with a mammoth home run to help visiting Milwaukee avoid a three-game sweep and snap its 11-game road losing streak.  

Marwin Gonzalez tucked an RBI double inside the left-field line to give Houston a 1-0 lead in the first, but the Astros didn't manage much more against Gallardo. The right-hander struck out eight and allowed three runs over 7 2/3 innings to become the first pitcher to win 10 straight starts against the Astros since Hall of Famer Juan Marichal. 

Gallardo (11-8) got one back on his own, tying it at 1-1 with an RBI single in the second, and the Brewers took the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth on Rickie Weeks' run-scoring fielder's choice and Ryan Braun's RBI groundout.

Gonzalez added an RBI groundout in the fifth to pull the Astros within 3-2, but Hart launched his solo shot to center in the sixth to extend the lead.

After two straight walk-off wins for Houston, Kameron Loe was able to do what Milwaukee's maligned bullpen has been unable to do recently, preserving the lead in the ninth despite a single, an error and a wild pitch to pick up his first save of the season and the third of his career.

Astros starter Jordan Lyles (2-9) allowed four runs (two earned) over seven innings. He is winless in eight starts since June 26. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hart had been 0-for-11 with five strikeouts and had grounded into two double plays in the series before his homer. … Milwaukee OF Norichika Aoki led off the game with a single to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, the longest current streak in the National League. … Brewers SS Jean Segura recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game - and the second of his career. … Astros OF Steve Pearce extended his hitting streak to eight games. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Houston
Yovani Gallardo Player Jordan Lyles
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 7.0
8 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 8
3.52 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Milwaukee   Houston
Jean Segura Player Chris Snyder
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 9 1 13 .257 10 6 5 1 2 1
Houston 10 0 12 .286 19 11 3 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Astros have a W/L % of .395 after a win and .299 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Brewers have a W/L % of .451 after a win and .468 after a loss.