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Astros' rally ends on Utley Rule call, Brewers win

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Colby Rasmus was called for interference on the "Chase Utley rule," resulting in a game-ending double play and blunting the Houston Astros'  ninth-inning rally in a 6-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
   Down 6-0, the Astros scored four times in the ninth and put runners on first and second with one out.
   Jose Altuve hit a bouncer to second baseman Scooter Gennett, who threw to shortstop Jonathan Villar for the forceout. Rasmus slid past the base, and Villar didn't make a relay to first.
   Second base Dan Bellino called Rasmus for not trying to stay on the bag, part of the requirement under baseball's new rule governing slides on potential double plays. The call was upheld after the Astros challenged the play.
   Houston lost its third in a row.

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