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Brewers tally five wins in a row after Sunday's shut out over Houston

The Milwaukee Brewers have won five in a row, after shutting out Houston 6-0 at Miller Park Sunday.

Yovani Gallardo struck out seven in five innings, and became the fourth Brewers' pitcher ever to strike out more than 200 batters in a season.

It was his final start of the year, because the Brewers are shutting down to preserve his arm after he had one of the National League's highest pitch-counts this season. Gallardo finished at 13-12.

Prince Fielder hit his 40th home run of the season. He also set a new team record with his 100th walk of the year.

It came just one day after he broke the team's single-season RBI mark.

Corey Hart hit a two-run blast.

Jody Gerut also homered, and he hit a run-scoring double as Milwaukee swept the Astros for three.

Houston lost its seventh straight. Frank Paulino was tagged for four runs in six innings, striking out seven. He lost his fourth straight start, and is now 2-10.

The Brewers will host the Chicago Cubs tonight.

Right-hander Braden Looper goes against Cubs' righty Tom Gorzelanny.