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Brewers 7, Astros 5

W: Yovani Gallardo (8-3)
L: Brett Myers (5-6)
S: John Axford (8)

HR: Yovani Gallardo (3), Prince Fielder 2 (17), Jonathan Lucroy (2), Pedro Feliz (3)

MVP: Prince Fielder (+.230)
LVP: Ryan Braun (-.044)

Graph of Contentedness and Star of the Game Voting
SB Nation Coverage

Can we stop talking about Prince Fielder's "slow start" now? The slugger went 2-for-4 tonight with a pair of home runs, his 16th and 17th of the season. The second one moved him into a tie for third place in the NL behind Corey Hart and Mark Reynolds, who both have 18.

Of course, Fielder wasn't the only Brewer to flash some power tonight. Yovani Gallardo went 1-for-1 with a walk and his third home run, tying a Brewer record for most home runs by a pitcher in a season and giving him as many or more than every other pitching staff in the NL. Jonathan Lucroy also went 1-for-4 with his second home run of the season. He's now driven in four runs, and all of them have come around via the long ball.

On the mound, Gallardo was solid but unspectacular, allowing four earned runs on seven hits in six innings, walking two and striking out five. He allowed a home run to Pedro Feliz, just the second homer he's allowed in his last ten starts. 

Ryan Braun went 0-for-4 in the game and was the only Brewer starter without a hit. 

Zach Braddock and Kameron Loe combined for two scoreless relief innings. John Axford allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth but still picked up his eighth save.