Brewers Take Advantage Of Four Astros Errors, Sweep Houston With 13-4 Victory

W: Mike Fiers (5-4)
L: Jordan Lyles (2-8)

HR: Rickie Weeks (12), Cesar Izturis (2), Ryan Braun (29), Jonathan Lucroy (6) Brett Wallace 2 (4)

MVP: Rickie Weeks (+.164)
LVP: Jonathan Lucroy (-.141)

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The Brewers plated 13 runs on 15 hits (including four home runs) and four Astros errors today en route to another blowout victory to complete just their second series sweep of the 2012 season. The Crew trailed 2-1 heading into the fourth inning but the offense exploded from there, plating 12 unanswered runs.

Ryan Braun (2-for-3 with a walk and an HBP), Rickie Weeks (3-for-3 with an HBP) and Cesar Izturis (3-for-4) all were on base at least three times today, and all three homered in the game. Every starting Brewer position player had a hit in the game.

Meanwhile, Mike Fiers had another solid outing. He allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings, walking none and striking out six. Today's two runs allowed tied his highest offensive allowance in his last nine outings.

Jose Veras followed Fiers to the mound and pitched a scoreless seventh and Mike McClendon, appearing in a major league game for just the second time since April, allowed two runs on Brett Wallace's second home run while recording the final six outs. He also hit two batters while doing so.

Aramis Ramirez doubled in the sixth inning, his 36th of the season. He's on pace for 56 in 2012, which would be a Brewer franchise record and tied for the seventh highest total in National League history.

The Brewers are off tomorrow for the first time in almost two weeks before opening a series with the Cardinals in St. Louis on Friday.

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