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Yuniesky Betancourt hits 8th HR, Brewers beat Rangers 6-3 to snap 5-game slide

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    Milwaukee Brewers' Yuniesky Betancourt and Carlos Gomez (27) celebrate after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 6-3. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Milwaukee Brewers' Rickie Weeks leaps over Texas Rangers' Craig Gentry while turning a double play on a ball hit by Lance Berkman during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Milwaukee Brewers' Yuniesky Betancourt (3) is congratulated by Carlos Gomez (27) after Betancourt hit a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Justin Grimm throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

Yuniesky Betancourt's eighth homer of the season capped a five-run first inning Tuesday night and the Milwaukee 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.

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.

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

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