October 31, 2014

Brewers sweep lowly Astros

If only the Brewers could play the Houston Astros all the time.  Milwaukee capped off a three-game sweep by beating the Astros 13-4 on Wednesday at Miller Park.

Ryan Braun clubbed his National League leading 29th home run, one of four Brewer home runs on the day.  Rickie Weeks, Cesar Izturis and Jonathan Lucroy also went deep for the Brewers.

The Brewers scored 31 runs and banged out 37 hits in the series, sweeping an opponent for the first time since they took 4-straight from the Los Angeles Dodgers in late May.

AUDIO: Ryan Braun says a sweep is impressive against anybody :16

Mike Fiers worked six innings for the win (5-4), scattering eight hits and two runs while striking out six and walking nobody.

There are some signs that the Brewers are coming around offensively.  They’ve clubbed 22 home runs in their last 10 games.

The Brewers are off today.  They’ll open a 3-game weekend series in St. Louis against the Cardinals on Friday night.