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Houser throws a gem, Brewers beat Astros 4-0

Adrian Houser allows two hits in six innings and the offense uses the long ball

MLB: Houston Astros at Milwaukee Brewers Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

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The Brewers entered this game on the verge of losing three straight series. With Adrian Houser on the mound facing Brandon Bielak, the rubber match would decide the series between the Brewers and the Astros. The Brewers entered the game only a game ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates for first place in the division and with St. Louis quickly closing in after a slow start, so extending that lead is crucial.

Milwaukee’s bats heated up early, as Yelich hit a lead-off double and Willy Adames followed that up by cranking a two-run home run to center field, giving the Crew an early 2-0 lead. Adrian Houser pitched 5 13 shutout innings and only allowed two hits during his outing. With Houser pitching an absolute gem, the Brewers looked to continue their offense and gain some insurance runs.

The Brewers would tack on two more in the seventh on solo home runs from Owen Miller and Brian Anderson, two players who have been surprisingly productive for the Crew to start the season.

The bullpen worked to complete the team’s second consecutive shutout against a heavy-hitting Astros offense, as Hoby Milner finished the game for the Brewers. With another series win under their belts, the Brewers will now welcome the San Francisco Giants to American Family Field. The pitching matchup has not been announced yet for the opener.

The first pitch is at 6:40 p.m. on Bally Sports Wisconsin and 620 WTMJ. For even more Brewers coverage, check out the Crew Talk podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and on Twitter @CrewTalkFFSN.