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Shaun Marcum And Three Home Runs Dominate Astros, 5-0

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W: Shaun Marcum (3-1)
L: Brett Myers (1-1)

HR: Ryan Braun (10), Prince Fielder (5), Yuniesky Betancourt (1)

MVP: Shaun Marcum (+.249)
LVP: Casey McGehee (-.038)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

Now that's how you start off a road trip.

The Brewers took the lead early tonight, as Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder hit back-to-back solo shots in the first inning. They added a few more runs after that but Shaun Marcum didn't need them: He held the Astros scoreless for seven innings on just three hits, walking two and striking out six. Mitch Stetter (.1 innings) and Brandon Kintzler (1.2 innings) finished it off.

 

  • Fielder's solo home run in the first gave him 24 RBI, tying the Brewer record for most in April. He doubled home Carlos Gomez in the third to take sole possession of the record with 25.
  • Yuniesky Betancourt's fourth inning home run was his first as a Brewer. He now has a hit in nine straight games, becoming the fifth Brewer this season to put together a streak that long or longer. He also walked...twice. It's only the ninth time in his career he's done that.
  • Carlos Gomez went 0-for-3 with a walk tonight, ending his hitting streak at seven games. Gomez was on base three times, though (the walk and two fielder's choices), stole two bases and scored twice.