Brewers smash Rangers with Betancourt's 8th HR

CREATED May 7, 2013

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  • Milwaukee Brewers Yuniesky Betancourt is greeted by teammate Carlos Gomez after hitting a home run during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler throws during the ninth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Perlata is pulled during the second inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers pitcher Alfredo Figaro throws during the second inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers Yuniesky Betancourt hits a double during the second inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers Jean Segura can't field a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp after colliding with Rickie Weeks during the sixth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers Burke Badenhop throws during the sixth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers Burke Badenhop watches a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers Adrain Gonzalez tpo the left field wall before being caught by Ryan Braun during the sixth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Perlata throws and walks a run home during the second inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta throws during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta throws during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. GAME BLOG Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez loses his helmet before striking out during the fourth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers Jean Segura can't field a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp during the sixth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee BrewersRyan Braun is greeted by Yuniesky Betancourt after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws during the eighth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws during the eighth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • MIlwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler throws during the ninth inning of their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Yuniesky Betancourt hits a two run shot during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez hits a two-run double during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun hits a RBI single during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura fileds a ground ball duringthe during the fourth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Norichika Aoki fields a double hit by Texas Rangers Geovany Soto during the fifth inning of their game Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of their game against the Texas RangersTuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The umpire ruled he did not get hit. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of their game against the Texas RangersTuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The umpire ruled he did not get hit. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Texas Rangers Craig Gentry can not prevent Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks from turning a double play during the seventh inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez is congratulated by teammates Yuniesky Betancourt (left) and Ryan Braun after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jim Henderson throws during the ninth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Yuniesky Betancourt is greeted by teammate Carlos Gomez after hitting a home run during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Willy Peralta throws during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Willy Peralta throws during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez hits a two-run double during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun hits a RBI single during the first inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura fileds a ground ball duringthe during the fourth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez reacts after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of their game against the Texas RangersTuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The umpire ruled he did not get hit. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of their game against the Texas RangersTuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The umpire ruled he did not get hit. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Texas Rangers Craig Gentry can not prevent Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks from turning a double play during the seventh inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez is congratulated by teammates Yuniesky Betancourt (left) and Ryan Braun after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jim Henderson throws during the ninth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May, 7, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Blake Lalli (50) hits a run scoring Josh Prince for a 4-3 win over the Giants during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Jose Prince crosses home plate with all smiles, scoring the winning run on a hit by Blake Lalli (50) hits a run scoring Josh Prince for a 4-3 win over the Giants during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Teamates Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy mob Milwaukee Brewers Blake Lalli (50) who hits a run scoring Josh Prince for a 4-3 win over the Giants during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Teamates mob Milwaukee Brewers Blake Lalli (50) who hits a run scoring Josh Prince for a 4-3 win over the Giants during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Teamates mob Milwaukee Brewers Blake Lalli (50) who hits a run scoring Josh Prince for a 4-3 win over the Giants during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez (27) hits a triple in the 5th to score Gonzales putting the Brew up 2-0 during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez (27) is safe at third on a triple in the 5th. during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez (27) beats the throw to home for a score in the 5th. during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez (27) is all smiles in the dugout after he beats the throw to home for a score in the 5th. during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez (27) beats the throw to home for a score in the 5th. during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez (27) is all smiles after he beats the throw to home for a score in the 5th. during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Lohse (26) pitches during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • Milwaukee Brewers Kyle Lohse (26) pitches during the MLB baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

  • In this Friday, April 12, 2013, photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma warms up next to a Pepsi advertisement before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Seattle. PepsiCo Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Image by The Associated Press

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez hits a solo home run during the second inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun (facing camera) greets Carlos Gomez after a solo home run during the second inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez watches his solo home run during the second inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez hits a solo home run during the second inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks is greeted at home late after scoring during the the third inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun reacts after striking out during the the third inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Yuniesky Betancourt is greeted at home late after hitting a home run during the the third inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Yuniesky Betancourt (back to camera) is embraced by teammte Carlos Gomez after hitting a grand slam during the the third inning of their game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers throws during the sixth inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler throws during the sixth inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher John Axford throws during the seventh inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Norichika Aoki hits a solo home run during the eighth inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Norichika Aoki rounds second base after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jim Henderson throws during the ninth inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 8. - Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez saves a home run hit by Colorado Rockies Carlos Gomez' in the5th inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 9. - Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta leaves the game after giving up two runs against the Colorado Rockies' in the 5th inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 9. - Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta leaves the game after giving up two runs against the Colorado Rockies' in the 5th inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 2. - Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez throws out Houston Astros' Josh Rutledge on a double play in the 2nd inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 4. - Milwaukee Brewers Wily Peralta gives up a two rum home run by Houston Astros' Wilin Rosario in the 2nd inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 5. - Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks hits a solo home run with two outs in the third inning magainst the Houston Astros at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 6. - Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks gets high fives from teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros in the 3rd inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 7. - Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez hits a double advancing Ryan Braun to third which set up the Brewers tying run against the Houston Astros' in the 3rd inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta throws to the Rockies during the first inning Wednesday. In 2012, Peralta was 2-1 with a 2.48 ERA over 29 innings on the mound. Image by Associated Press

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 1. - Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez throws out Houston Astros' Eric Young Jr.on a stolen base attempt in the 1st inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • BREWERS04, SPT, PORTER, 2. - Milwaukee Brewers' Wily Peralta is the starting pitcher against the Houston Astros in the 1st inning at Miller Park Wednesday. April 3, 2013. GARY PORTER/GPORTER@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Gary Porter

  • Milwaukee Brewers Jonathan Lucroy is swarmed by teammates after hitting the game-winning run during the eleventh inning against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Jonathan Lucroy drives in the game-winning run during the eleventh inning against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Burke Badenhop throws against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun (8) celebrates scoring the leading run after Aramis Ramirez connects for a two-run double to give the Brewers the lead in the eighth inning over the Rockies on opening day as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Milwaukee Brewers short stop Jason Segura turns a double play after tagging Colorado Rockies Jason Rutledge during the seventh inning in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (back) pats pitcher Yovani Gallardo on the back during the fifth inning in the regular season opener against the Colorado Rockies Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Stan, "the man with the can." - Photo: Gene Mueller

  • Congrats, Nick and Cara, on your engagement! (Did it before Opening Day.)

  • BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo pitches this first pitch of the 2013 season as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • A fan holds a sign with the face of Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun before their game against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Jonathan Lucroy throws the ball back to the ump after catching a pop foul in the 1st inningas Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo wipes off sweat after getting out a a scoreless 1st inning as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo watches a single go past him in the 1st inning as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Juan Segura looks to a teammate between plays in the 1st inningas Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • BREWERS -Carols Gomez catches a Josh Rutledge pop fly for the first out in the 1st inning as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • BREWERS - Milwaukee Brewers Norichika Aoki throws in a pop fly in the 1st inning as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • BREWERS -Milwaukee Brewers Yovani Gallardo gets ready for the game as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • BREWERS - Brewers owner Mark Attanasio's father, Joseph Attanasio sings the National Anthem before the as Milwaukee Brewers take on the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park on Monday April 1, 2013. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mike De Sisti

  • Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks hits a single against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Aramis Ramirez hits a two-run doubles against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers short stop Jason Segura turns a double play after tagging Colorado Rockies Jason Rutledge during the seventh inning in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers short stop Jason Segura turns a double play after tagging Colorado Rockies Jason Rutledge during the seventh inning in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Colorado Rockies second baseman Jason Rutledge tags Milwaukee Brewers Rickie Weeks after he tried to stretch a single during the sixth inning of their game in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy (back) pats pitcher Yovani Gallardo on the back during the fifth inning in the regular season opener against the Colorado Rockies Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Colorado Rockies Carlos Gonzales hits a home run during the fifth inning of their game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Norichika Aoki roudns third base after a home run during the third inning of their game against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Norichika Aoki hits a home run during the third inning of their game against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Norichika Aoki hits a home run during the third inning of their game against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez is caught during a rundown between first and second durign the second inning of their game against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Coloardo Rockies outfielder Michaelk Cuddyear can't reach a hot by Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez during the second against the in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Colorado Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin throws during the first inning of their game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo throws during the first inning of their game against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo throws during the first inning of their game against the Colorado Rockies in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

  • Nick and Cara got engaged during Opening Day!

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun reacts after scoring on Aramis Ramirez's two-run double against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning in the regular season opener Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wis. MARK HOFFMAN/MHOFFMAN@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Mark Hoffman

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Yuniesky Betancourt's secret to his home run binge is simple.

"Leave the ball on home plate and I swing," the Milwaukee first baseman said.

Betancourt's eighth homer of the season capped a five-run first inning Tuesday night and the Brewers snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Aramis Ramirez also homered for the first time this year and NL batting leader Carlos Gomez added a two-run double for Milwaukee, which rebounded from a four-game sweep by visiting St. Louis last weekend.

"After a rough five games, it was a good start," said Gomez, who is hitting .449 during his career-best 13-game hitting streak. "It brought the energy back to the team."

Wily Peralta (3-2) gave up three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in six innings. The right-hander, who turns 24 on Wednesday, struck out two and did not walk a batter.

"Great sinker, great fastball," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said. "Had a good change-up and got some outs on it. His slider was a little inconsistent but this was a great game for him. This is a good lineup to go through and I really thought he made some great pitches when he needed to."

Three relievers followed with an inning each for the Brewers, including Jim Henderson in the ninth for his seventh save.

Mitch Moreland homered for the Rangers, who lost consecutive games for the third time this year. They also lost their season-high fourth straight on the road.

Justin Grimm (2-2) gave up five earned runs on eight hits in five innings after entering the game with a total of six earned runs allowed this year. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three.

"(The first inning) was long. Too long," Grimm said. "Balls were finding grass and not gloves. I made a couple of good pitches and I made a couple of bad ones. It was a little frustrating. It was just that one inning there."

After back-to-back singles by Norichika Aoki and Jean Segura in the first, Ryan Braun drove in Milwaukee's first run with a single over the head of Nelson Cruz in right field.

"Cruz thought he was closer to the wall," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "He jumped a little too soon and didn't come up with the ball."

But because Segura thought Cruz was going to catch the ball near the warning track, he was headed back to first when he saw Braun rounding the base for what turned out to be a long single.

Segura's mistake did not cost his team, however.

One by leftfielder David Murphy later in the inning did.

With two outs, Gomez blooped a two-run double to left-center. Murphy got a bad break on the fly ball hit to his left, and then it bounced passed him as he ran toward it.

"I lost it," Murphy said. "I don't know exactly what I lost it in. I tried to change direction just because I was unsure where the ball was. I slipped. I picked it up again. I went after it, and then I lost it again in the window or whatever that is up above the seats (behind home plate). It was an unfortunate play."

Betancourt followed with his two-run homer, also to left-center, to give Milwaukee a 5-0 lead.

"We really shouldn't have been in that (5-0) hole," Washington said.

Betancourt leads the Brewers with eight homers after hitting seven last season.

"Yuni, if he keeps driving the ball, it's impressive but he's squaring up a lot of baseballs," Roenicke said. "He's seeing the ball."

Texas got its first run in the second when Moreland hit his fifth homer, a solo shot to left-center. It was the only hit for the Rangers in the first four innings.

In the sixth, Texas added two more runs. Adrian Beltre hit a grounder to Ramirez at third that bounced off his glove and allowed Jeff Baker to score from third. Cruz's sacrifice fly scored Elvis Andrus and cut Milwaukee's lead to 5-3.

Ramirez made it 6-3 with his homer to left off reliever Jason Frasor.

Milwaukee's Tom Gorzelanny pitched the seventh and Brandon Kintzler the eighth.

NOTES: Milwaukee is 10-3 when scoring first. ... Braun extended his interleague hitting streak to 29 straight games dating back to June 17, 2011 at Boston. . The last time these teams met was June 13, 2010, at Miller Park. ... Grimm has 16 strikeouts in his last two games -- both losses. ... This is the sixth time and first since 2006 that Texas played a different opponent on three consecutive days. The Rangers hosted Boston on Sunday and played the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday.