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Brewers slug homers, survive late charge against Astros

Scooter Gennett, Chris Carter and Ryan Braun homered for the Brewers, who survived to beat the Astros 6-4 Friday night at Miller Park.

Gennett and Carter homered in the first to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead. Chase Anderson threw five scoreless innings, and the Brewers took a 6-0 lead into the ninth before the Astros posted a four-run rally.

The game ended on a controversial double-play call. Jose Altuve's bouncer to second was fielded by Gennett, who flipped to Jonathan Villar at second to force Colby Rasmus. Rasmus slide into second base, with one cleat high, was ruled illegal, causing Altuve to be ruled out at first and ending the game. Rasmus represented the tying run before the call was made.

Jeremy Jeffress hung on to record his second save of the season.

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