Brewers blow a 4-0 lead, end up losing 9-5 to HoustonWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Brewers blew a 4-0 lead last night, and lost to the Houston Astros 9-5 at Miller Park.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers blew a 4-0 lead last night, and lost to the Houston Astros 9-5 at Miller Park.
The Astros scored seven runs in the final four innings off Brewers’ starter Manny Parra and five relievers. Pedro Feliz doubled home the game-winner in the seventh off Todd Coffey, who took the loss and dropped to 2-2.
Michael Bourn had four hits including his first homer of the year. He drove in two runs and scored twice. Hunter Pence had three hits, including one off Coffey which tied the game at five in the sixth inning.
Ex-Brewer Carlos Lee added a two-run double and a single for Houston, who won its second game in its last four. For Milwaukee, Corey Hart and Rickie Weeks had three singles each. And Ryan Braun homered and singled, as the
Brewers lost for only the second time in their last eight contests. Parra gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings and struck out seven.
Bud Norris went five innings in his first start since May 23rd, giving up five runs with six strikeouts and a walk. Gustavo Chacin got the win after pitching a scoreless sixth. He’s now 1-0.
The Brewers and Astros will play again tonight. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo faces Houston right-hander Brett Myers.