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Lyles does it all as Astros eliminate Brewers

4:06 PM, Sep 30, 2012   |    comments
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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 series.

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 appearances.

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 Aug. 19.

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