Astros hit 5 home runs against Brewers
Yordan Alvarez had a grand slam and a solo shot Monday night Houston Astros They crushed five home players, extending their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 12-2 win Milwaukee Brewers
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THE Astros starter Corbin Burnes had four solo homers. Alvarez’s hit to Hoby Milner, his second of the season and fourth of his career, capped a five-run sixth that gave Houston a 10-1 lead.
Cristian Javier (5-1) had four hits, struck out five and walked one in six innings.
Houston has won 11 of its last 12 games to go a season-high nine games above .500.
Burnes (4-4), who allowed five homers in his first nine starts in 51 2/3 innings, had two singles in the second and two more in the fifth. It was the first time in his career that the 2021 Cy Young winner had allowed four homers in one game.
Burnes allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings, striking out five and walking two in a 91-pitch effort.
Corey Julks sent his third homer from 401 feet to left-center on a 1-0 count. Martin Maldonado, who hit 28 home runs at American Family Field Brewers He added his third season with two shutouts from 2011-2016
Rowdy Tellez got one back Brewers in the bottom half, leading his team with his 12th home run
Houston made it 3-1 in the fourth on two singles, a wild pitch and an RBI groundout.
Mauricio Dubon opened the fifth with his first home run to give Houston a 4-1 lead, and Alvarez followed a one-out walk with his 11th home run.
THE Astros loaded the bases with one out in the sixth against Elvis Peguero on a bunt, single and walk. Alex Bregman’s RBI single made it 6-1. Milner relieved and Alvarez hammered the first pitch 383 feet to left-center
Tyrone Taylor had an RBI double Brewers in the seventh. Julks doubled in two runs in the eighth
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