MLB Game Summary - Milwaukee at Houston|
(Tuesday, June 18th)
Final Score: Houston 10, Milwaukee 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Dominguez went 2-for-3 with a grand slam
and five RBI, while Jordan Lyles worked seven strong innings as the Houston
Astros pounded the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-1, in the opener of a three-game set.
Lyles (4-1) gave up one run on seven hits while striking out five. He has won
each of his last three decisions and hasn't lost since May 12.
Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer, while Chris Carter and Marwin Gonzalez
knocked in a run apiece for the Astros, who have won five of their last six
Scooter Gennett drove in the lone run for the Brewers, losers in four of their
Alfredo Figaro (1-1) was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs --
four earned -- on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.
"It was one of those days where you feel like your command is just not there,"
Figaro said. "Today, I was a little tired in this game. I didn't have a lot of
energy in that game, but we have to compete and we have to find the answers no
matter how we feel. There's no excuse for the energy. You just have to fight
The Astros got on the board in the second when Dominguez scored J.D. Martinez
with a sacrifice fly to center field.
The Brewers tied the game in the third. Juan Francisco opened the frame with a
triple then scored on Gennett's infield single.
With runners on the corners in the fifth, Gonzalez pushed a perfect suicide
squeeze up the first base line to plate Justin Maxwell.
"Everybody's having good, quality at-bats and moving the guys over where we
need to and Marwin had that squeeze bunt and it was great," Dominguez said.
"Right now, everybody's having a pretty solid approach. We're not swinging at
a lot of stuff in the dirt or anything like that."
Pena's three-run blast in the fifth gave the Astros a 5-1 lead.
Carter's RBI double in the seventh made it 6-1 before Dominguez crushed his
grand slam to give Houston a nine-run edge.
After Pena was hit by a pitch and Maxwell walked, Dominguez blasted a two-seam
fastball over the wall in left-center. It was his first career grand slam.
Lyles has lasted at least seven innings four of his last five starts ...
Houston leads the all-time series with its former NL Central divisional rival
126-111 ... Francisco finished the game 3-for-4 with a run scored.
06/19 03:43:34 ET