National League Game Summary - Houston at Milwaukee|
(Tuesday, April 24th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 9, Houston 6
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Corey Hart went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer,
one of four round-trippers hit by the Brewers in a 9-6 win over the Astros,
Milwaukee's 11th straight over its NL Central rival.
Alex Gonzalez and Nyjer Morgan each had three of Milwaukee's 13 hits, while
Rickie Weeks, Travis Ishikawa and Carlos Gomez all went deep in the victory.
The offensive explosion allowed Randy Wolf (1-2) to get in the win column for
the first time this season after the lefty allowed two runs on four hits and
four walks over six innings.
"Offensively a lot of guys contributed. It was late, but it was nice to see,"
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.
Bud Norris (1-1) was tagged for seven runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings for
the Astros, who have dropped eight of their last 10, including a 6-5 decision
in the opener of this three-game series on Monday.
"They got seven runs off [Norris] off the long ball. Other than that he
pitched well," Astros manager Brad Mills said of his starter.
Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in defeat.
Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Houston's Carlos Lee doubled past a diving Ryan
Braun in left-center to plate J.D. Martinez from first base.
The tie game lasted all of two batters in the bottom half, as Aramis Ramirez
led off with a single and Hart followed with his fifth home run of the year.
Norris remained on the hill with two on and two outs later in the inning, and
Weeks ended his outing with a back-breaking home run to left-center.
Kameron Loe, who was reinstated from the bereavement list Tuesday, gave up
three singles to begin the away seventh, but limited the damage to Martinez's
Gonzalez's RBI single in the bottom half made it 8-3, and Houston inched
closer with three runs in the eighth, two coming on run-scoring hits by Chris
Johnson and Jed Lowrie and the other on Justin Maxwell's pinch-hit sacrifice
Gomez led off the eighth with his first career pinch-hit home run, and John
Axford shook off a leadoff single in the ninth to record his fourth save.
Ishikawa countered Altuve's solo blast in the second with a two-run shot in
the fifth, his first homer in his 11th game as a Brewer.
Milwaukee last loss to Houston on May 1, 2011...Axford has converted 47
consecutive saves, tying Brad Lidge for the fourth longest streak in MLB
history...The Brewers announced before the game that starting pitcher Chris
Narveson will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partial tear to his
left rotator cuff...Jordan Schafer went 1-for-4 and has reached base safely in
all 17 games this season, Houston's longest such streak since Ricky
Gutierrez's 23-game run in 1998.
04/25 00:18:52 ET