Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Jordan Lyles notched his first major league
shutout and home run on Sunday, as the Houston Astros eliminated the Milwaukee
Brewers from playoff contention with a 7-0 win in the finale of a three-game
The Brewers entered Sunday four games behind the Cardinals for the NL's final
wild card spot with four to play, meaning a loss or a St. Louis victory would
spell the end of their postseason chances.
Lyles (5-12), aided by double plays in the first, second and fourth
innings, faced the minimum through five. In all, the 21-year-old righty gave
up four hits with a walk and three strikeouts.
Fernando Martinez, Jed Lowrie and Matt Dominguez also hit solo homers while
Carlos Corporan added a two-run single for the major league-worst Astros, who
took two of three in this set.
Mike Fiers (9-10) allowed five runs on six hits over six innings in the loss.
The right-hander struck out 10, walked one, and fell to 0-3 in his last four
Aramis Ramirez, Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun and Carlos Gomez each singled for the
Brewers, who were knocked out of the playoff race despite going 27-12 since
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