Four games into the 2016 season as the Houston Astros are under .500. Houston needed a bounceback game. Colby Rasmus and Tyler White provided the power Saturday for rebound in the Astros' 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
Top of the Astros' lineup got things started for Houston. Jose Altuve, George Springer, and Carlos Correa loaded the bases. Ramsus and White followed up with two sacrifice fly balls to score two runs.
Rasmus would hit another fly ball in the third inning, this time it cleared out field fence for Rasmus' first home run of the season.
The Brewers got a run back in the bottom of the third. Jonathan Villar and Domingo Santana reached one a single and walk. Scooter Gennett singled up the right to load the bases. Springer held Villar at third but Santana rounded second too far. The Astros recorded an out on Santana, but Villar was able to come home on the play.
The home run party continued for Rasmus in the fifth inning. Rasmus connected on a Wily Peralta changeup for a two-run shot and his second home run the game. White thumped his third home run of the season off the batter's eye in center field to further his hot start.
The Brewers clawed back in the bottom of the fifth inning. Yadiel Rivera started things off with a double. Villar pushed him to third on a fielder's choice and Santana got him home with another fielder's choice. The next batter, Scooter Gennett connected for his third home run of the season to make the score 6-3.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis cut another run off the Astros' lead in the sixth inning with a laser home run off Pat Neshek. But the Brewers wouldn't threaten again till the ninth.
Rivera singled and Villar walks with two outs against Astros closer Luke Gregerson. Santana wasn't able to come through for the Brew Crew, grounding out to end the game.