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SportMoustakas hits 2-run HR in 14th as Brewers beat Astros 6-3

08:15  13 june  2019
08:15  13 june  2019 Source:   ap.org

Moustakas hits 2 homers, Brewers rout Pirates

Moustakas hits 2 homers, Brewers rout Pirates The Brewers kept pounding out extra-base hits against the Pirates, finishing with 11 in an 11-5 victory at PNC Park.

Yordan Alvarez belts a two - run home run to left-center field for his first Major League hit and homer, giving the Astros the lead in the 4th. Josh Reddick hits a bloop single into shallow center field and drives in Derek Fisher, putting the Astros ahead 3 -0 in the bottom of the 6 th.

Moustakas connected for his 20th homer off Francisco Liriano (1-1), a tiebreaking, two - run drive in the eighth inning that hit a promotional car perched above The Brewers said season ticketholder Mark Gruber was the fortunate fan. He'll get the keys to his new SUV in a pregame presentation on June 20.

Moustakas hits 2-run HR in 14th as Brewers beat Astros 6-3© The Associated Press Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Cionel Perez during the 14th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON — Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer during Milwaukee's three-run 14th inning, and the Brewers struck out 15 times against Houston ace Justin Verlander before rallying for a 6-3 victory over the Astros on Wednesday night.

Christian Yelich started the 14th with a single against rookie Cionel Perez (1-1) for Milwaukee's first hit since the ninth. After Ryan Braun lined out, Moustakas hit a drive to right for his 21st homer.

Brewers 12, Pirates 10 (13): Arcia's second HR of game ends marathon

Brewers 12, Pirates 10 (13): Arcia's second HR of game ends marathon The Brewers won a wild 12-10 game in 13 innings in Pittsburgh on Saturday when Orlando Arcia smashed his second two-run homer of the game.

included his second grand slam…became the 11th player since 2000 to record at least nine RBI in a game, and second in 2015, joining Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion, who did it August 29 Kansas City Royals traded 3 B Mike Moustakas to Milwaukee Brewers for CF Brett Phillips and RHP Jorge Lopez.

Álvarez hit a two - run drive to back up a solid start by Wade Miley and help the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles. “That’s an incredible performance for him when all everybody ever wanted today was a homer from him,” manager AJ Hinch said. “That’s what everybody expected, and

Jesús Aguilar added a pinch-hit RBI single as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games despite striking out a season-high 24 times. Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames also went deep for the Brewers, and Adrian Houser (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the victory.

BOX SCORE: BREWERS 6, ASTROS 3

Verlander set a career high for Ks while allowing three runs in seven innings. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner led the way as Houston set a franchise record for strikeouts, surpassing its previous record of 23 during a 15-inning game on May 31, 2003, against the Chicago Cubs.

Houston had a 3-2 lead before Thames connected in the seventh inning for Milwaukee's third homer off Verlander. It was Thames' ninth of the season.

Each team had late chances to go in front.

Yelich hits 23rd homer as Brewers power past Marlins 5-1

Yelich hits 23rd homer as Brewers power past Marlins 5-1 After being humbled by the lowly Miami Marlins two days in a row, the Milwaukee Brewers bounced back Thursday with their usual home run power.Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and Mike Moustakas added two homers to lead the Brewers to a 5-1 win over the Marlins. BOX SCORE: BREWERS 5, MARLINS 1 "Obviously, they beat us up pretty good the first two nights," Yelich said. "You just got to turn the page and change the momentum and get something positive going. We were able to put it behind us early and just go back to playing our game.

Yordan Álvarez hit a two - run homer in his major league debut, Wade Miley pitched into the seventh inning before four relievers completed the six-hitter and the Houston Astros Miley ( 6 - 3 ), who pitched into the seventh inning, yielded six hits and struck out five before Ryan Pressly pitched a perfect inning.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas returns to the Brewers after hitting 28 home runs and collecting Mike Moustakas crushes a two - run go-ahead home run, his 20th jack of the season, giving the Christian Yelich clubs a solo home run in the bottom of the 6 th inning, cutting the Brewers ' deficit to

Jake Marisnick singled off Houser with one out in the 13th. Marisnick stole second base, but Houser retired Josh Reddick and Alex Bregman to end the threat.

Pinch hitter Myles Straw walked leading off the Houston 10th, but was caught trying to steal second base. He was initially called safe, but the Brewers challenged the call and it was overturned. Josh Hader walked Tyler White, but Marisnick grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Singles by Yelich and Moustakas left runners at first and third with one out in the ninth. But Roberto Osuna struck out Grandal and Thames to escape the jam.

Verlander surrendered solo drives to Braun in the first and Grandal in the second before settling into a groove. He retired 17 of 18 after Grandal's 15th homer, with Milwaukee's only baserunner coming on a double by Thames to start the fifth.

Verlander, who had fanned 14 four times in his career, struck out eight of his last 10 batters, including the side in the sixth.

Alvarez hits 2-run HR in MLB debut as Astros blank O's 4-0

Alvarez hits 2-run HR in MLB debut as Astros blank O's 4-0 The Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 on Sunday. The 21-year-old Alvarez was called up from Triple-A Round Rock before the game while leading the Pacific Coast League with 23 home runs. BOX SCORE: ASTROS 4, ORIOLES 0 Alvarez homered in his second at-bat, connecting off Dylan Bundy (3-7) in the fourth inning. Miley (6-3) yielded six hits and struck out five before Ryan Pressly pitched a perfect inning. Hector Rondon struck out two in the eighth before Josh James retired the first two batters in the ninth before walking consecutive batters. Roberto Osuna.

MILWAUKEE — Mike Moustakas launched a homer that won a new car for a fan, NL MVP Christian Yelich hit his major-league leading 24th home run on his bobblehead day and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5- 2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Michael Christopher Moustakas (Greek - Μάικ Μουστάκας) (/muːˈstɑːkəs/; born September 11, 1988) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League

Milwaukee's Brandon Woodruff also yielded three runs and four hits in seven innings.

The Brewers led 2-0 before the Astros scored three times in the fourth. Robinson Chirinos singled in Yuli Gurriel before Tony Kemp doubled in two runs.

ANNIVERSARY

Verlander got the start on the 12th anniversary of his first career no-hitter, a 4-0 victory over Milwaukee. Brewers manager Craig Counsell led off in that one and finished 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Jhoulys Chacín (lower back strain) will come off the injured list to start against San Diego on Monday.

Astros: 2B Jose Altuve (leg fatigue) and OF George Springer (hamstring) are both improving and manager AJ Hinch said they could both start rehabilitation assignments sometime this weekend. ... C Max Stassi (knee soreness) is scheduled to begin a rehabilitation assignment on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Milwaukee is off Thursday before Zach Davies (7-0, 2.41 ERA) starts in the opener of a three-game series at San Francisco on Friday night. Davies allowed three runs in five innings in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh in his last start.

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Watch: Astros rookie Alvarez hits 425-foot HR off train tracks After Yordan Alvarez repeatedly crushed baseballs in Triple-A all season, Houston Astros fans waited patiently for the top prospect to come up.

Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th home run and the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates Anderson allowed two runs on four hits over six innings in his first start since a 16-0 drubbing by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. In that game, he

Alvarez hits 2 - run HR in MLB debut as Astros blank O's 4-0. Miley ( 6 - 3 ) yielded six hits and struck out five before Ryan Pressly pitched a perfect inning. Hector Rondon struck out two in the eighth before Josh James retired the first two batters in the ninth before walking consecutive batters.

Astros: Following an off day, Houston hosts Toronto in the first of three games on Friday night. Gerrit Cole (5-5, 3.72 ERA) is scheduled to start. Cole yielded three runs — one earned — and struck out a season-high 14 in seven innings but did not factor in the decision in a 4-3 win over the Orioles in his last start.

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