Brewers Out Of Playoff Contention
Posted at: 09/30/2012 10:46 PM
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jordan Lyles pitched his first major league shutout and hit his first home run as the Houston Astros beat Milwaukee 7-0 on Sunday, eliminating the Brewers from wild-card playoff contention.
The Brewers, who reached the NL championship series last year, had surged since mid-August to get back into the postseason race. But the last-place Astros won two of three at Miller Park to finish off Milwaukee.
The 21-year-old Lyles (5-12) threw a four-hitter in his first complete game in 40 big league starts. Lyles, Justin Maxwell, Jed Lowrie and Matt Dominguez hit solo home runs.
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