MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - For the second straight game, the Milwaukee Brewers enjoyed a laugher at the expense of the lowly Houston Astros. The Brewers pounded Houston 13-4 at Miller Park Wednesday afternoon. Milwaukee took all three games from the Astros by a combined score of 31-12. The Brewers scored six runs in the fifth inning to pull away, and six of Milwaukee’s 13 total runs came via the long ball. Ryan Braun connected for his National League-leading 29th homer of the year - a solo shot. Rickie Weeks and Jonathan Lucroy each hit two-run blasts, and Cesar Izturis hit a solo homer. Weeks went 3 for 3 and scored twice. Braun went 2 for 3 with three R-B-I’s and three runs scored. Mike Fiers got the win to improve to 5-4. He struck out six in six innings, while giving up two runs on eight hits without a walk. Fiers came in with the Majors’ lowest E-R-A since June 16th – and despite the two runs, his season E-R-A is still at 1.88. Jordan Lyles took the loss for Houston, giving up nine runs in five innings. He fell to 2-8. Houston is now 2-18 since the All-Star break, with only one victory in its last 23 road games. Milwaukee pulled off its first series sweep since late May, and they’ve won four of their last six. The Brewers remain 14 and a half games behind first-place Cincinnati. The Brewers are off Thursday and will open a series at third-place Saint Louis on Friday night.
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