National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Houston
(Saturday, September 3rd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 8, Houston 2
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - George Kottaras hit for the seventh cycle in
Brewers history, as Milwaukee took an 8-2 win over Houston in the second of a
After flying out in the second, Kottaras hit a solo home run in the fourth, a
triple in the sixth, an RBI single in the seventh and a ground-rule double in
the ninth. He became the first Brewer to hit for the cycle since Jody Gerut
turned the trick on May 8, 2010 at Arizona.
"Sometimes you do things and it works out well," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke
said of putting Kottaras in the lineup.
Prince Fielder drove in two and Craig Counsell hit a two-run homer for the
NL Central-leading Brewers, who have won both games of this series after being
swept in a three-game set against St. Louis.
Chris Narveson (10-6) went five innings in the start and gave up two runs on
four hits with four walks and four strikeouts. He is 4-0 in his past seven
Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer for the Astros, who had won four straight
coming into the series. Bud Norris (6-9) was tagged with the loss for giving
up six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings.
An RBI groundout from Fielder in the first got Milwaukee on the board, and
Kottaras made it a 2-0 game in the fourth with his fourth homer of the year.
Fielder hit an RBI single and Mark Kotsay followed with a run-scoring double
in the fifth for a 4-0 lead, but the Astros cut that in half in the bottom of
the frame on Lee's 14th homer of the season.
Counsell, though, gave his team the runs back in the sixth with a two-run shot
while Tyler Green and Kottaras each drove in a run in the seventh to make it
an 8-2 contest.
Lee's single in the eighth was the only other hit Houston had after scoring in
"I'm doing good, seeing the ball good," Lee said. "I just take it one day at a
Lee extended his hitting streak to 14 games...Milwaukee is 12-3 over its last
15 road games...The Brewers have won 11 of 14 games against the Astros this
season...Narveson improved to 2-2 against the Astros in his career...Norris
fell to 3-2 against the Brewers...Milwaukee hit 6-for-17 with runners in
scoring position, but did strand 10.
09/04 01:40:18 ET
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