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Blum powers Astros past Brewers

Jul 27, 2008 - 11:00 PM MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Geoff Blum had two home runs and four RBI as the Houston Astros used a huge inning to breeze past the Milwaukee Brewers, 11-6, on Sunday.

Miguel Tejada had three RBI and Brad Ausmus had four hits and drove in two runs for Houston, which scored seven runs in the fifth inning to take the rubber game of the three-game set.

The loss dropped the Brewers (60-45) into second place in the National League Central, one game behind the Chicago Cubs (61-44). The two teams open a four-game series in Milwaukee on Monday.

"It was a good win for us," Houston manager Cecil Cooper said. "Especially after last night. It shows the attitude of this club. We don't quit and we play hard even though we are at the bottom of the standings."

Trailing, 4-1, in the top of the fifth, the Astros had the first four batters reach base. Ausmus had an RBI single and Kazuo Matsui drove in a run with an RBI groundout before Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks' error plated two more runs.

Three batters later, Blum capped the big inning with a three-run blast to right off Milwaukee starter Jeff Suppan (5-7) to give Houston an 8-4 lead.

"(Suppan) just kept his fastball over the plate," said Blum, who had a solo home run in the second inning. "The second time around I guessed and guessed right. He gave me another fastball and I got it."

Suppan surrendered eight runs and 11 hits over six innings.

"He was rolling right along the first four innings," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "I thought he threw the ball really well. He was commanding his pitches well with the exception of the 2-2 to Blum, which he gave up the solo home run. Then it all snowballed from there on in the fifth inning. He got the two outs and then Blum hit another one."

Ausmus, Matsui and Tejada all had an RBI in the eighth for the Astros, pushing the lead to 11-5.

The Brewers had built a 4-1 lead after three innings, keyed by Ryan Braun's two-run homer in the bottom of the third. It was his second consecutive game with a homer.

Houston starter Randy Wolf was a bit sluggish in his Astros debut but lasted just 4 1/3 innings. The lefthander gave up four runs - three earned - and seven hits.

"I didn't have my best stuff today," Wolf said. "My teammates did a great job to bail me out."

Chris Sampson (5-3) gave up one run over 2 2/3 innings to get the win.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    HOUSTON 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 3 0 11 16 1
    MILWAUKEE 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: HOU - RANDY WOLF, CHRIS SAMPSON (5TH), CHAD PARONTO (8TH) AND BRAD
    AUSMUS
    MIL - JEFF SUPPAN, SETH MCCLUNG (7TH), BRIAN SHOUSE
    (9TH) AND MIKE RIVERA

    HOME RUNS: HO

    Jul 27 5:26 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY J.J. HARDY SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 11
    MILWAUKEE 6 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R BRAUN (.304, 3-FOR-4, HR, 2 RBI)

    Astros 11, Brewers 6  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 27 5:20 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MIGUEL TEJADA SCORED BRAD AUSMUS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, K MATSUI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 11
    MILWAUKEE 5 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L BERKMAN (.344, 2-FOR-4)

    Astros 11, Brewers 5  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 27 4:54 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY KAZ MATSUI SCORED DARIN ERSTAD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MATSUI ON FIRST, B AUSMUS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 10
    MILWAUKEE 5 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M TEJADA (.281, 2-FOR-4, 2 RBI)

    Astros 10, Brewers 5  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 27 4:52 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRAD AUSMUS SCORED HUNTER PENCE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B AUSMUS ON FIRST, D ERSTAD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 9
    MILWAUKEE 5 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C SAMPSON (.143, 0-FOR-0, SAC)

    Astros 9, Brewers 5  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 27 4:48 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY J.J. HARDY SCORED RUSSELL BRANYAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J HARDY ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8
    MILWAUKEE 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R BRAUN (.305, 3-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Astros 8, Brewers 5  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 27 4:27 PM
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    Astros 8, Brewers 4  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 27 3:53 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY GEOFF BLUM (8) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF JEFF SUPPAN SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA AND LANCE BERKMAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 8, MILWAUKEE 4
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H PENCE (.269, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Astros 8, Brewers 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 27 3:52 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY RICKIE WEEKS ALLOWED BRAD AUSMUS AND RANDY WOLF TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M TEJADA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 5
    MILWAUKEE 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L BERKMAN (.341, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros 5, Brewers 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 27 3:46 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY KAZ MATSUI SCORED DARIN ERSTAD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R WOLF ON SECOND, B AUSMUS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 3
    MILWAUKEE 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M TEJADA (.278, 0-FOR-2)

    Astros 3, Brewers 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 27 3:42 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRAD AUSMUS SCORED HUNTER PENCE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B AUSMUS ON FIRST, D ERSTAD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 2
    MILWAUKEE 4 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: R WOLF (.139, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros 2, Brewers 4  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 27 3:39 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN BRAUN (28) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF RANDY WOLF SCORED J.J. HARDY.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1, MILWAUKEE 4
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.275, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Astros 1, Brewers 4  Bot 3, 0 OutsJul 27 3:04 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIKE RIVERA SCORED BILL HALL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    MILWAUKEE 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J SUPPAN (.063, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Astros 1, Brewers 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 27 2:47 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GEOFF BLUM (7) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF JEFF SUPPAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1, MILWAUKEE 1
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H PENCE (.267, 13 HR, 51 RBI)

    Astros 1, Brewers 1  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 27 2:33 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY PRINCE FIELDER SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BRAUN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    MILWAUKEE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.286, 16 HR, 60 RBI)

    Astros 0, Brewers 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 27 2:24 PM
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