Posted April 24, 2012 on
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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
MILWAUKEE -- A .332 batting average. A staggering 33 home runs and 111 RBI. An NL-leading .597 slugging percentage. The fans at Miller Park had heard all of these stats before in reference to their beloved star outfielder Ryan Braun. But on Sunday, they got their chance to hear it over the loud speakers in Milwaukee with a special title attached: MVP.
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