Posted April 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Ryan Braun broke out of his slump with a homer and three hits, Zack Greinke remained unbeaten at Miller Park the Milwaukee Brewers held off the Houston Astros 6-5 on Monday night. Braun also singled in a run and doubled to end a 2-for-20 slide. Greinke struck out a season-high nine in six solid innings to improve to 13-0 at home with Milwaukee, which won its 10th straight against the Astros. Greinke handed Jose Veras a 6-2 lead to start the seventh, but five of the next six Astros batters reached base. Houston scored three runs on four hits, including Brian Bogusevic's two-run triple, before Veras struck out Jose Altuve and got pinch-hitter Matt Downs to ground out to end the inning. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a 1-2-3 eighth. John Axford earned his 46th consecutive save and third this season with a scoreless ninth. Greinke (2-1) won his first career start at Miller Park against the Astros and kept his streak alive Monday. Lucas Harrell (1-1) took the loss in his first star...
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