MLB Game Summary - Milwaukee at Houston|
(Thursday, June 20th)
Final Score: Houston 7, Milwaukee 4 (10 innings)
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Carlos Pena's three-run homer in the bottom of
the 10th inning sent Houston to a 7-4 decision over Milwaukee in the rubber
match of a three-game interleague set.
Carlos Corporan reached base after a wild-pitch third strike from Michael
Gonzalez (0-3), then advanced to third on a double from J.D. Martinez. Pena
followed with a long homer to right to end the contest, earning himself a
"It never gets old," Pena said of that unexpected celebration.
The blast made a winner of Hector Ambriz (2-4), who turned in a scoreless top
of the 10th.
Corporan slugged the game-tying homer in the eighth for the Astros, who have
won six of their last eight. Marwin Gonzalez, Matt Dominguez and Trevor Crowe
added an RBI each in the victory.
Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez posted a pair of hits each, while Jonathan Lucroy
added a solo homer for the Brewers, who finished their nine-game road swing
with a 4-5 record.
Milwaukee scored three times on one hit in the second inning thanks to two
costly errors. Aramis Ramirez was plunked to start the frame, then Lucroy
singled before being erased on Yuniesky Betancourt's fielder's choice
grounder. Jose Altuve then booted a Scooter Gennett grounder at second base to
score a run and Justin Maxwell's drop of a Caleb Gindl fly to right brought
home two more.
Houston came back with two in the fifth on a pair of fielder's choice
grounders by Gonzalez and Crowe, but the hosts failed to capitalize later with
the bases loaded and two outs.
Lucroy's opposite-field blast to right put the Brewers up 4-2 in the following
frame, but a two-out RBI double from Dominguez pulled the hosts within one in
the home half. Lucroy's gaffe on a passed ball allowed two runners to reach
"I just screwed up," Lucroy said. "You can't be giving away bases for free. We
have to get that cleaned up."
The Brewers couldn't produce any insurance runs despite runners on the corners
in the eighth, and it was costly as Corporan greeted Jim Henderson with a shot
off the right-field foul pole to start the home portion.
In the ninth, Dominguez doubled off John Axford and moved to third on a
grounder by Gonzalez. Brandon Barnes then struck out swinging and Altuve
grounded out to send the game to extras.
Astros starter Lucas Harrell gave up four runs -- one earned -- and five hits
over 5 1/3 innings, while Brewers counterpart Yovani Gallardo gave up three
unearned runs and five hits during seven full frames ... Crowe left the game
in the seventh inning with a right shoulder injury originally suffered
tracking down Lucroy's sixth-inning homer. He was later placed on the 15-day
disabled list with what is being called a shoulder sprain, with outfielder
Marc Krauss promoted from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
06/20 21:44:30 ET