Brewers end skid, down RangersMay 8, 2013 - 3:45 AM Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Yuniesky Betancourt smashed a two-run home run and Aramis Ramirez had a solo homer as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers, 6-3, in the first of a two-game set.
Carlos Gomez hit a two-RBI double and Ryan Braun drove in a run for the Brewers, who snapped a five-game losing streak.
Brewers starter Wily Peralta (3-2) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over six frames and Jim Henderson pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his seventh save.
Mitch Moreland knocked a solo shot while Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz also drove in one run apiece for the Rangers, who entered the game off a 9-2 makeup loss against the Cubs. Starter Justin Grimm (2-2) fanned seven but gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings.
"Its a little frustrating," said Grimm. "I made some good pitches, but I made some bad ones too. Personally, it just didn't work out for me."
The Brewers scored five runs in the first. Grimm allowed three straight singles by Norichika Aoki, Jean Segura, and Braun, who scored Aoki. Three batters later, Gomez ripped a double, bringing Segura and Braun home. Betancourt followed that with a two-run blast.
"It was nice to have a good first inning, to put people on," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "It's really nice, especially after you're not scoring runs."
Texas responded with a one-out homer by Moreland next inning.
Four innings later, Jeff Baker, pinch-hitting for Grimm, singled to lead off the inning and later scored on a fielding error by Aramis Ramirez. Nelson Cruz hit a sacrifice fly to bring Elvis Andrus home, cutting the deficit to 5-3.
Ramirez made up for his blunder with a two-out solo shot in the seventh.
Henderson came in the ninth for the Brewers. He allowed a two-out double by David Murphy, but got Craig Gentry to ground out to end the game.
Aoki and Segura were both 2-for-4 with a run scored ... The Rangers were 0- for-5 with runners in scoring position ... The Brewers improved to 10-3 when they score first ... Texas has lost three straight Interleague games for the first time since May 22-June 21, 2010.
- TEXAS: 3
May 7 11:02 PM
- Aramis Ramirez two-out, solo Home Run (1) to left. Rickie Weeks due up.
Rangers 3, Brewers 6 Bot 7, 2 OutsMay 7 10:33 PM
- Nelson Cruz sacrifice fly out to right scoring Elvis Andrus. Runner on first with two outs and Mitch Moreland due up.
Rangers 3, Brewers 5 Top 6, 2 OutsMay 7 10:03 PM
- Adrian Beltre reached first on Aramis Ramirez's fielding error scoring Jeff Baker. On the play, Elvis Andrus advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Nelson Cruz due up.
Rangers 2, Brewers 5 Top 6, 1 OutMay 7 10:02 PM
- Mitch Moreland one-out, solo Home Run (5) to left center. Geovany Soto due up.
Rangers 1, Brewers 5 Top 2, 1 OutMay 7 8:39 PM
- Yuniesky Betancourt two-out, two-run Home Run (8) to center scored Carlos Gomez. Martin Maldonado due up.
Rangers 0, Brewers 5 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 7 8:31 PM
- Carlos Gomez doubled to center scoring Jean Segura and Ryan Braun. Runner on second with two outs and Yuniesky Betancourt due up.
Rangers 0, Brewers 3 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 7 8:30 PM
- Ryan Braun singled to right scoring Norichika Aoki. On the play, Jean Segura advances to second. Runners on first and second with none out and Aramis Ramirez due up.
Rangers 0, Brewers 1 Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 7 8:21 PM
- TEXAS: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 7 8:11 PM
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