The Houston Astros were able to get back in the win column by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 at home on Saturday night. The Astros got a break when Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke was thrown out of the game after only four pitches due to a dispute over a play at first base.
The play that Greinke disputed was when at first base when Jose Altuve ruled safe on an infield single which scored Jordan Schafer. It was Livan Hernandez who replaced Greinke after he was removed, and he lasted three innings.
The Astros were able to score three more runs against Hernandez, all of which came in the third inning. The scoring began when third baseman Scott Moore hit a sole home run. The next runs were scored when Jed Lowrie doubled to right field which knocked in J.D. Martinez, and the other run came on a sacrifice fly by Jason Castro.
The Astros then increased their lead to 6-0 after scoring a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings. The Brewers made a comeback of their own by scoring two runs in the sixth inning off of starter Wandy Rodriguez. The first run was scored on a fielders choice by Rickie Weeks, and the other came when Rodriguez threw a wild pitch to make it 6-2. Outside of that sixth inning collapse, Rodriguez pitched well by allowing only four hits and striking out five in 5.1 innings of work.
The Brewers got another run in the eighth to make it 6-3, but that would be the last of the scoring for them. In the ninth the Astros brought in their closer Brett Myers who closed out the game for his 18th save of the season.
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