Eric Thames’ three-run homer capped a four-run third inning and the Milwaukee Brewers went on to double up the Astros 4-2 at Miller Park. Thames homer came off of Houston starter Zach Greinke. Ryan Braun’s RBI single tied it at one for the Brewers, before Thames long ball.
Jordan Lyles continued his strong performance on the mound, throwing 6 1/3 innings. Drew Pomeranz followed with 1 2/3 innings of solid relief before Josh Hader finished up in the 9th for his 28th save.
Lyles (10-8), surrendered six hits, struck out two and didn’t issue a walk. His ERA in seven starts for the Brewers, dropped to 2.56.
With the Brewers leading 4-1 in the sixth, Houston’s Alex Bregman clubbed a solo homer to center to make it 4-2 to close out the scoring.
The Brewers have the day off on Wednesday before opening a crucial four-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park on Thursday night. Chase Anderson is scheduled to face Jose Quintana in the series opener. [Read more…]