Brewers Break Out Brooms, Bash 'Stros 11-6

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Wright's Wrong Stuff Opens Flood Gates, Resign Astros To Series Sweep

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Lorenzo Cain drove in three runs, including his first career RBI, and Casey McGehee drilled a three-run homer as part of a four-RBI afternoon, as Milwaukee ripped Houston, 11-6, to complete a three- game sweep at Miller Park.

Ryan Braun provided a two-run single and ended with two hits and three runs scored. Prince Fielder singled and walked three times, scoring three runs, while Alcides Escobar contributed an RBI and two hits to give theBrewers their fifth win in the last six games.

Yovani Gallardo (11-5) beat Houston for the second time this season, going six innings and striking out seven while surrendering four runs on eight hits. He walked one in upping his career slate versus the Astros to 7-2 in nine starts.

Wesley Wright (1-2) was pounded for seven runs and five hits with four walks in just 2 1/3 innings. Michael Bourn registered three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice and Carlos Lee and Jeff Keppinger each had two hits and two RBI in the loss, the Astros' fourth straight.

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Preview: Houston Astros (47-62) Look To Avoid Sweep Against The Milwaukee Brewers (52-59)

(Sports Network) - Right-hander Yovani Gallardo tries to beat the Houston Astros for the second time this season and complete a series sweep when the Milwaukee Brewers entertain the visitors in the finale of a three-game weekend set at Miller Park.

Milwaukee made it two in a row on Saturday when George Kottaras belted a solo homer and Rickie Weeks hit an inside-the-park home run in a 5-2 triumph.

Prince Fielder drove in a pair of runs and Corey Hart went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Milwaukee's fourth victory in five games.

Randy Wolf (8-9) picked up the win after allowing two runs on nine hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. Trevor Hoffman pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since May 7.

Brett Myers (8-7) was on the opposite end of the decision, surrendering four runs on seven hits in a six-inning start. It was the most runs Myers allowed since yielding seven against the Brewers on June 29.

Gallardo, a 24-year-old Mexican export, allowed seven hits and four runs while beating Houston, 7-5, on June 29 and raising his career record against the Astros to 6-2 in eight starts with a 2.72 earned run average.

He's split four starts since, including a six-inning effort in which he gave up two hits and a run with 12 strikeouts while beating the Chicago Cubs, 18-1, on Aug. 2 at Wrigley Field.

Just one start before, he was ripped for 10 hits and six runs in 2 2/3 innings of a 12-4 home loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Gallardo is 4-4 in 10 home starts with a 3.39 ERA.

Houston replies with lefty Wesley Wright, who starts for the fourth time in his 10th big-league appearance of the season.

The 25-year-old earned his first win of 2010 against the Brewers on Aug. 1 in Houston, allowing four hits and two runs in seven innings of a 5-2 victory.

He'd split time between the bullpen and starting assignments in nine previous outings while allowing 26 hits and 17 runs in 19 1/3 innings.

Wright reached the majors with the Astros in 2008 and had made 120 straight relief appearances before his initial career start on July 20, resulting in a no-decision at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.

Houston has won six of its 11 meetings with the Brewers this season.

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