Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 9/30/12
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jordan Lyles pitched his first major league shutout and hit his first home run as the Houston Astros beat Milwaukee 7-0 on Sunday, eliminating the Brewers from wild-card playoff contention. The Brewers, who reached the NL championship series last year, had surged since mid-August to get back into the postseason race. But the last-place Astros won two of three at Miller Park to finish off Milwaukee. The 21-year-old Lyles (5-12) threw a four-hitter in his first complete game in 40 big league starts. Lyles, Justin Maxwell, Jed Lowrie and Matt Dominguez hit solo home runs. The Brewers are 27-12 since being 12 games under .500 on Aug. 19. Lyles (5-12) allowed just four singles in his first complete game in 40 big league starts. Lyles, Justin Maxwell, Jed Lowrie and Matt Dominguez hit solo home runs. The 21-year-old Lyles entered the game with a 1-7 record and 6.95 ERA away from Minute Maid Park. He struck out three and walked one. Mike Fiers (9-10) struck out 10...
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