Brewers blow lead but still beat Astros in 10 inningsWisconsin Sports
- The Milwaukee Brewers blew a 5-0 lead, but they came back to defeat the Astros in Houston yesterday, 8-6 in 10 innings.
HOUSTON - The Milwaukee Brewers blew a 5-0 lead, but they came back to defeat the Astros in Houston yesterday, 8-6 in 10 innings.
Dave Bush took a perfect game into the fifth inning, when ex-Brewer Carlos Lee singled. Bush went on to give up six runs in that frame, giving Houston a one-run lead. But Ryan Braun kept the Brewers alive in the ninth with an RBI double. And in the 10th, Mat Gamel doubled home the winning run and Jonathan Lucroy provided insurance with an RBI-single.
Astros’ closer Matt Lindstrom took the loss, failing to get any of his three batters out in the 10th. He’s 2--5. John Axford pitched the final two innings for the win. He’s now 8-1. It was only the fourth time all season the Brewers won after trailing in the ninth. And Milwaukee ended six straight losses at Minute Maid Park.
Braun and Rickie Weeks homered for the Brewers. Angel Sanchez went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to a career-high nine games for the Astros, who ended a three-game winning streak. The Brewers are off today, and will play in San Francisco tomorrow night.