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Braun, Lucroy lead Brewers to 6-1 exhibition win over Astros

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Ryan Braun homered and Jonathan Lucroy had three hits, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-1 exhibition victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Braun connected for a leadoff drive in the fourth. Aaron Hill singled in Lucroy in the second and drove him again with a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Jimmy Nelson pitched 5 1-3 scoreless innings for Milwaukee. He allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one.

Jose Altuve, George Springer and Carlos Correa -- the top of Houston's lineup -- combined to go 0 for 8, with Springer walking in the sixth. Altuve struck out twice.

Luis Valbuena singled and walked against Nelson, and Castro singled for the only Astros' baserunners against the right-hander.

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