The Milwaukee Brewers cranked out 14 hits in a 6-1 exhibition victory over the Astros in Houston on Thursday night.
Ryan Braun clubbed his first home run of the spring and catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-3. Braun finished with two hits, as did Aaron Hill, Ramon Flores and Chris Carter.
Jimmy Nelson pitched 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball to get the win, allowing just two hits and striking out five. Nelson will start the second game of the season opening series against the San Francisco Giants. He saw his spring ERA drop to 1.17 in four starts.
The two teams will play one final exhibition game this afternoon at Minute Maid Park, before the Brewers face their Double-A team in Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday.