MLB: Milwaukee 9, Houston 5

Sept. 29, 2012 at 10:56 PM

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Corey Hart blasted two homers and Marco Estrada pitched eight shutout innings Saturday in the Milwaukee Brewers' 9-5 win over Houston.

Aramis Ramirez (3-for-4, two RBI) and Hart went back-to-back during a four-run second inning and Hart added a three-run blast in the next frame for Milwaukee, which pounded out 15 hits in the victory.

Norichika Aoki contributed three hits, including a two-run single, as Milwaukee evened its three-game series.

Estrada (5-7) struck out 11 in a dominating performance, scattering four hits while issuing a single walk. The right-hander exited with a 9-0 lead.

Houston struck for five runs in the ninth against Brewers mop-up man Livan Hernandez as Fernando Martinez, Brian Bogusevic and Tyler Greene all launched long balls.

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel (3-8) was rocked for seven runs on eight hits in a 2 1/3-inning outing.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Report: QB Miller to stay at Ohio State
A-Rod, New York Yankees negotiating compromise over HR bonus
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals
Sacramento Kings trade Stauskas, Landry, Thompson to Philadelphia 76ers
New York Knicks, Afflalo agree to terms