October 31, 2014

Weeks lifts Brewers to victory

Rickie Weeks connected on two-run home-run in the 8th inning Wednesday night to help lift the Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Astros.

With Norichika Aoki out on paternity leave, Weeks was slotted in the lead-off spot in the lineup.  He came through with his 6th homer of the year and added another hit for a 2 for 4 night.  He is now batting .406 in the month of June, after being put in a platoon with Scooter Gennett because of a .186 average the first two months of the season.

Aramis Ramirez added a solo homer in the 9th, his 9th of the season.

On the mound, Kyle Lohse made the start surrendering the one run on only six hits but he did not factor into the decision.  John Axford earned the win in relief by tossing a scoreless 7th inning.  Axford has now rattled off 17-straight appearances without giving up a run.  Francisco Rodriguez earned his 5th save of the season despite giving up a pair of hits.

Yovani Gallardo gets the ball Thursday in the rubber match of the 3-game series with Houston.  Lucas Harrell goes for the Astros.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:10.