Brewers get 5-3 win over Astros in 10 innings
HOUSTON (AP) – Corey Hart drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the 10th inning, and Rickie Weeks’ third hit added an insurance run to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Nyjer Morgan walked to start the 10th and Fernando Rodriguez (1-8) intentionally walked Braun before a wild pitch moved the pair over.
Rodriguez walked Aramis Ramirez to load the bases before Hart’s full-count grounder put Milwaukee on top. Weeks, who homered in the second, singled in the 10th.
Ryan Braun’s RBI single tied it at 3 in the eighth and got Zack Greinke off the hook after he allowed three runs in the first as he started for the second straight day.
Greinke tossed just four pitches Saturday before he was ejected after spiking the ball following a close play at first base during a 6-3 loss at Houston. So the Brewers decided to give him the ball again on Sunday. The decision proved effective as the Brewers went on to win in Houston, 5-3.
Greinke was the first pitcher in the majors to start consecutive games since C.J. Wilson of the Angels on May 11th through 12th.
The last Brewer to start consecutive games was CC Sabathia, who started the game before and after the All-Star break in 2008.
Greinke also is scheduled to start Milwaukee’s first game after the break on Friday. That would make him the first pitcher to start three straight games in one season since Red Faber for the Chicago White Sox in 1917, according to stats provided by the Brewers from the Elias Sports Bureau.
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