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Sunday, August 12th
(All times eastern)
Milwaukee Brewers (51-61) at Houston Astros (38-77), 2:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Yovani Gallardo (10-8, 3.79)
Houston - Jordan Lyles (2-8, 5.69)
(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Brewers have a couple of notable streaks
going entering this weekend's series finale against the Astros. The positive
one they'll be focusing on will be that of Yovani Gallardo.
The right-hander has won two straight starts overall and nine in a row against
the Astros. He's 12-2 all-time against Houston, posting a 2.61 ERA in 14
starts. That includes 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two starts this season when
facing the Astros.
Gallardo will likely need to be at his best today if the Brewers are to stop
an 11-game road losing streak, which is now their second-longest in franchise
history. The only one longer is a 17-game stretch of futility during the 1970
Jordan Lyles aims to snap a seven-game winless skid today. The righty is 0-4
in that stretch and hasn't won since June 26 versus San Diego. Most recently,
Lyles pitched seven-plus frames in a no-decision against Washington on
Tuesday. He's 0-2 with a 6.63 ERA in four games (3 starts) against the
Last night, Scott Moore slapped the game-winning single in the 10th inning to
lift the Astros to a 6-5 win. Jim Henderson (0-1) returned to the mound for
the 10th after tossing a perfect ninth and gave up a leadoff single to Jose
Henderson then struggled to find the strike zone, issuing back-to-back walks
to Marwin Gonzalez and Steve Pearce to load the bases. Moore stepped up next
and ripped a high fastball into left field to give the Astros their first
extra-inning win of the season.
"Scott Moore up to that point was having a tough night. Fitting that he got
the opportunity to and came through for us," Astros manager Brad Mills said.
Houston was 0-11 in extras entering Saturday's game. They've won both games of
this series in walk-off fashion.
Wilton Lopez (5-1) surrendered the game-tying run in the ninth inning, but
worked around a two-out single in the 10th to earn the win for the Astros, who
won consecutive games for the first time since June 23-24.
Pearce collected three RBI on a career-high tying three hits in the win.
Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki has a 12-game hitting streak.
Today marks the final time the Brewers will be playing in Houston with the
Astros as member of the National League. The two became NL Central rivals in
1998, but since then the Brewers have gone 40-73 in Houston, including 38-62
at Minute Maid Park and 2-11 at the Astrodome.
Milwaukee leads the season series, 7-6.
08/12 10:30:22 ET