Dominguez's slam leads Astros to rout of BrewersJun 19, 2013 - 7:44 AM Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Dominguez went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI, while Jordan Lyles worked seven strong innings as the Houston Astros pounded the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-1, in the opener of a three-game set.
Lyles (4-1) gave up one run on seven hits while striking out five. He has won each of his last three decisions and hasn't lost since May 12.
Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer, while Chris Carter and Marwin Gonzalez knocked in a run apiece for the Astros, who have won five of their last six games.
Scooter Gennett drove in the lone run for the Brewers, losers in four of their last six.
Alfredo Figaro (1-1) was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs -- four earned -- on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.
"It was one of those days where you feel like your command is just not there," Figaro said. "Today, I was a little tired in this game. I didn't have a lot of energy in that game, but we have to compete and we have to find the answers no matter how we feel. There's no excuse for the energy. You just have to fight it."
The Astros got on the board in the second when Dominguez scored J.D. Martinez with a sacrifice fly to center field.
The Brewers tied the game in the third. Juan Francisco opened the frame with a triple then scored on Gennett's infield single.
With runners on the corners in the fifth, Gonzalez pushed a perfect suicide squeeze up the first base line to plate Justin Maxwell.
"Everybody's having good, quality at-bats and moving the guys over where we need to and Marwin had that squeeze bunt and it was great," Dominguez said. "Right now, everybody's having a pretty solid approach. We're not swinging at a lot of stuff in the dirt or anything like that."
Pena's three-run blast in the fifth gave the Astros a 5-1 lead.
Carter's RBI double in the seventh made it 6-1 before Dominguez crushed his grand slam to give Houston a nine-run edge.
After Pena was hit by a pitch and Maxwell walked, Dominguez blasted a two-seam fastball over the wall in left-center. It was his first career grand slam.
Lyles has lasted at least seven innings four of his last five starts ... Houston leads the all-time series with its former NL Central divisional rival 126-111 ... Francisco finished the game 3-for-4 with a run scored.
- MILWAUKEE: 1
Jun 18 11:18 PM
- Matt Dominguez one-out, Grand Slam (10) to left center scored Chris Carter, Carlos Pena and Justin Maxwell. Marwin Gonzalez due up.
Brewers 1, Astros 10 Bot 7, 1 OutJun 18 10:53 PM
- Chris Carter double to right center scored Trevor Crowe with one out. Runner on second and Carlos Pena due up.
Brewers 1, Astros 6 Bot 7, 1 OutJun 18 10:45 PM
- Carlos Pena one-out, three-run Home Run (7) to right scored Jason Castro and Chris Carter. Justin Maxwell due up.
Brewers 1, Astros 5 Bot 5, 1 OutJun 18 10:08 PM
- Marwin Gonzalez fielder's choice sacrifice bunt scored Justin Maxwell with one out. On the play, Matt Dominguez advances to second. Runners on first and second and Brandon Barnes due up.
Brewers 1, Astros 2 Bot 4, 1 OutJun 18 9:45 PM
- Scooter Gennett single to short scored Juan Francisco with none out. Runner on first and Norichika Aoki due up.
Brewers 1, Astros 1 Top 3, 0 OutsJun 18 8:55 PM
- Matt Dominguez sacrifice fly out to center scored J.D. Martinez with two out. Runners on first and second and Marwin Gonzalez due up.
Brewers 0, Astros 1 Bot 2, 2 OutsJun 18 8:45 PM
- MILWAUKEE: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jun 18 8:12 PM
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