National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Houston
(Sunday, August 7th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 7, Houston 3
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Prince Fielder and Yuniesky Betancourt sparked
the offense, backing seven solid innings from Zack Greinke, as the surging
Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros, 7-3, at Minute Maid Park.
Fielder clubbed a two-run homer and scored four runs, while Betancourt
collected three hits with three RBI.
Greinke (10-4) gave up one run on four hits with three walks and six
strikeouts for Milwaukee, which swept the Astros for the second straight
weekend. The National League Central leaders have won 11 of their last 12
"Greinke really threw the ball well," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said.
Houston starter Bud Norris (5-8) allowed six runs and eight hits in five
"Those guys can hit. I didn't really make all the pitches I wanted to make and
they hit all the bad ones," Norris said.
The Astros, at 37-77, are 40 games below .500 for the first time since
September 6, 1963, when they were 51-91.
Fielder gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead in the first inning by launching his 26th
home run of the season, a blast to the right field seats. Milwaukee added to
its advantage in the third on RBI singles by Felipe Lopez and Mark Kotsay.
Betancourt made it 6-0 with a two-run single in the fifth.
Houston got on the board in the sixth, as Jose Altuve singled home pinch-
hitter Matt Downs.
The Brewers got the run back in the sixth on an RBI single by Betancourt
before Carlos Lee capped the scoring in the eighth with a two-run single off
Milwaukee reliever Marco Estrada.
Greinke picked up his first road win since June 6...The Brewers were 5-for-13
with runners in scoring position.
08/07 18:53:38 ET
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