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Braun Lifts Brewers in Win


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead three-run homer in his first game since signing a $105 million, five-year contract extension to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Houston Astros 14-7 on Friday night.

Milwaukee scored in every inning but the first and eighth. Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo hit a solo home run off starter Nelson Figueroa (0-3) and Carlos Gomez added a three-run shot in the seventh.

Gallardo (2-1) labored for a third straight start despite getting plenty of run support over his six innings. After allowing two runs in his first two starts, he's given up 15 in his past 16 1-3 innings.

Both manager Brad Mills and pitching coach Brad Arnsberg were ejected in the second inning as the Astros fell to 0-13 when allowing four or more runs.

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