Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Houston 3
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Yovani Gallardo pitched into the eighth inning,
Corey Hart homered and scored twice, and the Brewers avoided a three-game
sweep with a 5-3 victory over the Astros.
Gallardo (11-8), who has won 10 straight starts against the Astros, gave up
three runs on nine hits over 7 2/3 innings. He walked two, struck out eight
and added an RBI single.
"He got it going and ended up throwing fastballs down in the zone really
well...the cutter was really good," said Brewers manger Ron Roenicke.
Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun and Martin Maldonado each drove in a run for the
Brewers, who halted an 11-game road losing streak.
Kameron Loe stranded runners at second and third in the ninth inning to secure
his first save of the season.
Jordan Lyles (2-9), currently the youngest starting pitcher in the major
leagues, allowed four runs -- two earned -- with five strikeouts and no walks
over seven innings in the loss. The 21-year-old has dropped five straight
"He threw the ball really well," Astros manager Brad Mills said. "He's so
young but we're seeing him progress right before our eyes and it's great to
Marwin Gonzalez with 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI for the Astros, who were
looking to secure their first series sweep since taking three games from the
Cubs in late May.
Houston notched walkoff wins in the first two games of this set and threatened
to do so again in the finale, placing runners on first and second with one out
courtesy of a Fernanado Martinez single and a throwing error by Loe on Brian
Bogusevic's slow roller. After striking out Tyler Greene, Loe allowed both
runners to advance with a wild pitch, but escaped inducing a Gonzalez
Green and Gonzalez did deliver in the first inning, roping consecutive doubles
for a 1-0 advantage.
Gallardo's line drive to right field tied it in the second and the Brewers
went on top for good in the fifth.
Jean Segura led off the frame with a single and moved to second on a sac bunt
before Gonzalez's error on a Norichika Aoki grounder put runners on the
After Aoki stole second, Weeks hit a chopper to third and Segura slid ahead of
Scott Moore's throw to the plate. Aoki moved up on the play and scored on
Braun's groundout, making it 3-1.
Gonzalez atoned in part with an RBI groundout in the bottom half, but Hart led
off the sixth with his 22nd homer of the season and scored on Maldonado's
double in the eighth.
Moore sealed the final margin with an eighth-inning RBI single.
The Brewers' 11-game road losing streak was the second longest in franchise
history, falling short of a 17-game stretch on 1970...The last pitcher to win
10 straight starts against a single opponent was Roy Halladay versus
Montreal/Washington from 2004-11...Aoki went 2-for-5 and extended his hit
streak to 13 games...The Astros were searching for their fourth series sweep
of the season.
08/12 20:04:53 ET
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