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Brewers seek seventh straight win over Astros

Aug 12, 2007 - 2:04 PM Milwaukee (62-55) at Houston (51-65) 2:05 pm EDT

HOUSTON (Ticker) - The Milwaukee Brewers look for their seventh straight win over the Houston Astros when the teams conclude a three-game series Sunday.

Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to lift the Brewers to a 7-4 victory on Saturday. Milwaukee is 9-2 overall against Houston this season.

The Brewers are seeking to sweep a road series for the first time this season. They are just 23-35 away from Miller Park.

Milwaukee holds a 1 1/2-game lead over the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.

Claudio Vargas (9-4, 4.97 ERA) gets the call for the Brewers. The righthander has lost his last two starts, allowing 13 runs and 17 hits over 9 2/3 innings. He gave up six runs and 12 hits over seven innings in losing at Colorado on Monday.

On the season, Vargas is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in two starts against the Astros.

Trying to avoid the sweep, the Astros counter with Woody Williams (6-12, 5.21 ERA). Williams worked around four hits and four walks to pick up the win on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. The righthander surrendered just one run in six innings while striking out seven.

Williams is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in two starts against the Brewers this season.








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

    BATTERIES: MIL - CLAUDIO VARGAS, CARLOS VILLANUEVA (7TH), CHRIS SPURLING (8TH)
    AND DAMIAN MILLER
    HOU - WOODY WILLIAMS, MARK MCLEMORE (8TH), TREVER
    MILLER (9TH), BRAD LIDGE (9

    Aug 12 5:14 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY J.J. HARDY (20) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF TREVER MILLER SCORED BILL HALL.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4, HOUSTON 6
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C SPURLING (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 5:10 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ERIC BRUNTLETT SCORED JASON LANE AND BRAD AUSMUS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, E BRUNTLETT ON FIRST, M LAMB ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    HOUSTON 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LORETTA (.286, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 4:59 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRAD AUSMUS SCORED LUKE SCOTT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B AUSMUS ON SECOND, J LANE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    HOUSTON 4 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M MCLEMORE (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 4:54 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LANCE BERKMAN (21) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF CARLOS VILLANUEVA.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, HOUSTON 3
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C LEE (.305, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 4:41 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TY WIGGINTON (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF CLAUDIO VARGAS.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, HOUSTON 2
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: J LANE (.173, 0-FOR-0, BB, HBP)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 4:14 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CRAIG BIGGIO (9) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF CLAUDIO VARGAS.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, HOUSTON 1
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LORETTA (.287, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 3:57 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GEOFF JENKINS (16) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF WOODY WILLIAMS.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, HOUSTON 0
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: D MILLER (.260, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 3:21 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GEOFF JENKINS (15) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF WOODY WILLIAMS.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 1, HOUSTON 0
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: D MILLER (.262, 3 HR, 19 RBI)

    Brewers vs. AstrosAug 12 2:45 PM