September 16, 2014

Brewers miss out on sweep of Houston

The Milwaukee Brewers had the brooms out, but there would be no sweep over the Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park.

Houston pulled out a 7-5 win, ending a 11-game slide against the Brewers.

Ryan Braun, Travis Ishikawa and Corey Hart all homered for the Brewers, but Houston put together a 14-hit attack to pull out the victory.

Chris Snyder put the Astros in front for good at 5-4 with an RBI single in the seventh inning off of Jose Veras.

Jose Altuve had a career-high four hits, had a rbi double and scored three times for the Astros. 

The Brewers continue to struggle with their bullpen.  After Veras in the seventh, Mike McClendon came on and allowed two runs in the eighth.

AUDIO: Manager Ron Roenicke says a top middle reliever hasn’t emerged yet :15

Shaun Marcum started for the Brewers.  He went 5-innings, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits, striking out 7 and walking 4.  He wasn’t involved in the decision.

The Brewers take today off.  They’ll open a weekend series in St. Louis against the Cardinals on Friday night.