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MLB: Milwaukee 10, Houston 1

Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Aramis Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBI to back Yovani Gallardo's strong start Tuesday in Milwaukee's 10-1 pasting of Houston.

Ramirez knocked in the game's initial run with a first-inning single then added a three-run home run in the third, handing the Brewers a 5-1 lead.

Corey Hart also contributed a three-run homer and Nyjer Morgan provided a two-run pinch-hit single for Milwaukee, which banged out 12 hits in clinching its three-game series.

Gallardo (9-8) handled the Astros on three hits over seven innings, yielding only one run. The right-hander issued one walk and struck out five.

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel (1-4) allowed six walks and was pounded for seven runs on seven hits in a four-inning appearance.

Jordan Schafer homered for Houston, which wrapped up its worst month in franchise history at 3-27.

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