By Associated Press
MILWAUKEE — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros hit their way out of a Milwaukee morass.
Altuve had a career-best four hits, and J.D. Martinez had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros over the Brewers 7-5 Wednesday and stop an 11-game losing streak against Milwaukee.
“Offensively, Altuve, what a day. The four hits, the big RBI single,” Astros manager Brad Mills said. “Then you have Martinez come through with a big two-out single up the middle. Snyder going the other way and getting that knock. Those are some big hits that kind of have been eluding us a little bit.”
Chris Snyder put the Astros ahead for good at 5-4 with an opposite-field RBI single in the seventh off Jose Veras (2-1) after Brian Bogusevic doubled and stole third.
Snyder slapped the ball between first baseman Travis Ishikawa and the line when the Brewers shifted to the left.
“By no means was I trying to shoot over there. That’s an absolutely an emergency hack,” Snyder said. “Worked out and got the steak, put us up. We tacked on the next inning.”
Wilton Lopez (2-0) pitched a 1-2-3 sixth, and Brett Myers got three outs for his third save. Houston, which hadn’t beaten the Brewers since May 1, had 14 hits and won for the third time in 11 games overall.