The Astros crushed the Brewers 12-2 in their series opener from Milwaukee and extended their long winning streak. Yordan Alvarez went three-for-four with a pair of home runs and five RBI while Corey Julks also blasted a homer and drove in three runs. Five players in the starting lineup had at least two hits in the game. Cristian Javier earned the win after pitching six innings of one-run ball as Houston won its eighth straight game. The Astros are second in the AL West at 28-and-19. They will send right-hander J.P. France to the mound for the start against Milwaukee tonight.