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Houston at Milwaukee

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Brewers 10, Astros 1

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MILWAUKEE -- The way things have been going for the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen, manager Ron Roenicke figures his relievers have enough to overcome without having to deal with umpires' missed calls.

So when home plate umpire Brian Knight threw Brewers bench coach Jerry Narron out of the game for arguing a call, Roenicke was going to say what was on his mind -- and it didn't matter one bit that the Brewers were winning by nine runs in the ninth inning at the time.

Roenicke got thrown out, too, but the Brewers still beat the Houston Astros 10-1 on Tuesday night.

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"That's a really poor job by the umpire," Roenicke said. "He missed the call. He flat-out missed the call. He told me it was high, and it wasn't even close to being high. And so Jerry gets thrown out. So I go out there and I tell him, and he says, `You're yelling at me in a 10-1 ballgame.' I said, `I don't care what the score is. I've got a pitcher out there that's working as hard as he can.' And I said, `You blow a call and you throw my guy out.' And he throws me out for that. That's a poor job by him."

Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each hit a three-run homer.

Ramirez had three hits and four RBI, including his 13th homer of the season in the third inning. Hart hit his three-run shot in the fifth, his 20th homer.

Ramirez and Hart were mentioned as possible trade targets going into Tuesday afternoon's non-waiver trade deadline, but both players remained in Milwaukee.

"I would hate to be without either one of them," Roenicke said.

Ramirez said he wasn't thrown off by trade talk.

"I've been around long enough," Ramirez said. "I knew this is a business."

Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo (9-8) went seven innings, giving up one run and three hits with a walk and five strikeouts. And this time he wasn't betrayed by the team's leaky bullpen, as Jim Henderson got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth.

Gallardo was coming off a rough outing in which he gave up seven runs in five innings against the Washington Nationals.

Gallardo wanted to pitch one more inning, and Roenicke almost let him.

"We all know it's been tough," Gallardo said. "As far as myself, I try to go out there and go as deep as I can."

Chris Snyder hit his fifth home run of the season for Houston.

Astros starter Dallas Keuchel (1-4) struggled, and was charged with seven runs and seven hits in four-plus innings with six walks.

"What was tough was Dallas' command," Astros manager Brad Mills said. "He had the six walks in those four innings and that's tough. And then working behind in the count. It's along the same lines as his last outing, as well. It's definitely something we're going to work on. We thought we had some things addressed but we need to go back and readdress those issues."

Ryan Braun returned to the lineup after missing Monday night's game with blisters on his hand.

After Norichika Aoki led off the first with a single and Braun took a one-out walk, the Brewers used a double steal to put runners on second and third. Ramirez singled to score Aoki and give Milwaukee a 1-0 lead.

With runners on first and third with one out in the second, Gallardo laid down a perfect squeeze bunt, allowing Weeks to score from third for a 2-0 lead - and the Astros weren't able to throw Gallardo out at first, leaving runners on first and second with one out.

But Aoki hit into a double play to end the inning, and Snyder led off the third with a homer to cut the lead to 2-1.

The Brewers broke the game open in the third, when Carlos Gomez doubled, Braun walked and Ramirez hit a three-run homer. Keuchel issued another pair of walks before getting Cody Ransom to hit into an inning-ending double play.

Milwaukee ended its first three innings on double plays but still led 5-1.

Keuchel gave up singles to Braun and Ramirez to start the fifth, and was taken out of the game. Reliever Chuckie Fick then gave up the three-run homer to Hart and the Brewers led 8-1.

Fick hit Gomez with a pitch in the left wrist in the sixth, and Gomez briefly looked like he was going to charge the mound. But Gomez -- who also was hit Monday night -- quickly calmed down and took first base.

Brewers reliever Jim Henderson loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth, then struck out Brett Wallace to end the inning.

Pinch-hitter Nyjer Morgan added a two-run single in the ninth.

Notes

After trading away ace pitcher Zack Greinke last week, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said things weren't active at the trade deadline Tuesday. "I didn't have any phone calls at all from a general manager all day," Melvin said. Melvin did not rule out potential activity in August, when players have to pass through waivers to be traded. ... Mills said before the game he doesn't intend to formally name a closer for now, but wants to give Wilton Lopez get a shot at the role.

 
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Players of the Game
Milwaukee

A. Ramirez
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 4
Milwaukee

Y. Gallardo
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 1
K 5
 
Houston Astros
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Altuve, 2B4020011 .302
Marwin Gonzalez, SS4000002 .260
Steve Pearce, RF3000001 .259
    Rhiner Cruz, P0000000 .000
Brett Wallace, 1B4010023 .295
Justin Maxwell, LF-CF4000031 .232
Scott Moore, 3B4000021 .237
Chris Snyder, C4111001 .182
Jordan Schafer, CF1000100 .223
    Chuckie Fick, P0000000 .000
   a- Brian Bogusevic, PH-RF1010000 .216
Dallas Keuchel, P0000000 .000
    Ben Francisco, LF2000011 .253
Totals3115119  
a-singled for Fick in the 8th
Batting
HR - Chris Snyder (5, Gallardo)
SH - Dallas Keuchel (3)
RBI - Chris Snyder (20)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Justin Maxwell 1
DP - Altuve-Gonzalez-Wallace, Keuchel-Gonzalez-Wallace, Gonzalez-Wallace, Maxwell-Altuve-Wallace
E - Ben Francisco (1, Misplayed grounder)
Houston Astros
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dallas Keuchel (L,1-4) 4777611 5.77
Chuckie Fick 3311121 7.94
Rhiner Cruz 1222100 7.71
HBP - Gomez (by Chuckie Fick)
WP - Chuckie Fick (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Dallas Keuchel 85-44, Chuckie Fick 50-29, Rhiner Cruz 22-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dallas Keuchel 6-2, Chuckie Fick 3-4, Rhiner Cruz 1-1
Batters Faced - Dallas Keuchel 22, Chuckie Fick 14, Rhiner Cruz 5
Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Norichika Aoki, RF4210101 .278
Carlos Gomez, CF3220010 .254
Ryan Braun, LF2210200 .310
   a- Nyjer Morgan, PH-LF1012000 .233
Aramis Ramirez, 3B4234001 .293
   b- Cesar Izturis, PH-SS1000000 .225
Corey Hart, 1B4123101 .267
Rickie Weeks, 2B3100111 .206
Martin Maldonado, C1010300 .273
Cody Ransom, SS-3B4000005 .204
Yovani Gallardo, P3011011 .111
   c- Travis Ishikawa, PH1000002 .244
    Jim Henderson, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
Totals3110121083  
a-singled for Braun in the 8th
b-flied out for Ramirez in the 8th
c-hit into fielder's choice for Gallardo in the 7th
Batting
2B - Carlos Gomez (11, Keuchel)
HR - Aramis Ramirez (13, Keuchel), Corey Hart (20, Fick)
SH - Carlos Gomez (5)
RBI - Nyjer Morgan 2 (9), Aramis Ramirez 4 (66), Corey Hart 3 (53), Yovani Gallardo (3)
SB - Norichika Aoki (13, 3rd base off Keuchel/Snyder), Ryan Braun (19, 2nd base off Keuchel/Snyder)
Team LOB - 7
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Yovani Gallardo (W,9-8) 7311151 3.92
Jim Henderson 1200020 0.00
Francisco Rodriguez 1000020 5.24
HBP - Pearce (by Jim Henderson)
Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 101-59, Jim Henderson 20-16, Francisco Rodriguez 12-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 9-7, Jim Henderson 1-0
Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 25, Jim Henderson 6, Francisco Rodriguez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 30011
Game Time - 2:58
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner