Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Texas 1
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Scooter Gennett hit a pair of home runs and
drove in three, as the Milwaukee Brewers cooled off the red-hot Texas Rangers,
5-1, in the opener of a two-game interleague series at the Ballpark in
Khris Davis also homered for the Brewers, who have won three of four. Jean
Segura ended 2-for-4 with a run scored for Milwaukee, which improved to 5-3 on
its nine-game road trip.
Milwaukee starting pitcher Marco Estrada (5-4) earned his first win since May
24, allowing just one run on four hits, striking out two without a walk in six
Mitch Moreland had two hits, including a homer, for the Rangers, who had an
eight-game win streak halted and lost for only the second time in 15 games.
Gennett started the scoring in the third with his first homer of the game, a
solo shot to lead off the frame, but Texas tied the game in the home half of
the frame when Moreland homered.
Gennett later gave the Brewers the lead, 3-1, with a one-out, two-run homer in
"He's got power, he's a good hitter," said Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke. "He
certainly has enough when he squares up and he's going to hit some homers."
Davis then forced Texas starter Alexi Ogando from the game with a solo homer
in the seventh.
Ogando (5-4) was charged with four runs on six hits, walking two and striking
out three, in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander was looking to win consecutive
starts for the first time since opening the season with back-to-back wins.
Milwaukee added another run in the eighth when Segura scored after a blown
run-down play by the Rangers following a botched suicide squeeze attempt.
Texas left the bases loaded in the eighth, with Ian Kinsler lining out to
third to end the inning.
"We got the tying run to the plate, had the right people up, they just got the
outs that they needed," said Texas manager Ron Washington. "We'll bounce back
Milwaukee closer Jim Henderson recorded the final four outs for his 17th save
of the season.
The game was delayed 42 minutes at the start due to inclement weather ...
Prior to the game the Rangers, honored Ron Washington for becoming the all-
time winningest manager in club history in an on-field ceremony. Washington
recorded career win 582 on Sunday at Oakland ... Texas' Leonys Martin has a
seven-game hitting streak after going 2-for-4 ... Gennett has four HRs this
season ... This was his first multi-HR game ... Moreland has 17 HRs this
season ... Texas holds a 23-22 all-time advantage in this interleague
series ... The Brewers activated 3B Aramis Ramirez off the 15-day DL prior to
the game. Ramirez, who was sidelined with a left knee injury, went 0-for-3
before leaving the game in the bottom of the sixth ... Davis' HR was his
fourth ... Segura stole his 34th and 35th bases of the season ... This was the
opener of an eight-game homestand for the Rangers, who had a five-game win
streak at home halted.
08/14 01:57:42 ET
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