Ryan Braun hits 29th home run to lead Brewers past Astros
Aug/02/12 09:01 AM Filed in: Ryan Braun
MILWAUKEE -- Don't tell Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers that time is running out to get back in the playoff race.
Braun hit his NL-leading 29th homer and the Brewers connected four times Wednesday, beating the sloppy Houston Astros 13-4 to complete a three-game sweep.
The defending NL Central champions began the day 15 games behind first-place Cincinnati and 12 out in the wild-card standings.
"There's no reason to give up," Braun said. "Why are you going to give up, ever? I think until you're mathematically eliminated, you're going to continue to believe you have a chance. There's a lot of crazy things that have happened throughout the course of the history of this game."