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Brewers duel Astros with wild-card in mind

Aug 20, 2008 - 10:14 AM Houston (64-62) at Milwaukee (72-55) 2:05 p.m. EDT

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The Milwaukee Brewers hope to stretch a 2 1/2-game lead in the wild-card race when they take on the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Milwaukee sits ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals (70-58) and four games up on the Philadelphia Phillies (67-58). The Astros (64-62) are hanging around, 7 1/2 behind.

Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez (7-5, 4.15 ERA) will look to regain his form after a rough start . He had won five of six decisions prior to a loss on August 15.

The lefthander tied a career-high with six walks in that start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He lasted 2 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and three hits to go along with the half-dozen walks. It was his shortest outing.

Manny Parra (9-6, 4.12) takes a personal four-game losing streak to the mound for Milwaukee.

He is 5-2 in 13 starts at home, but has not won a decision at Miller Park in his last five trips.

The two matched up on July 25, with the Brewers taking a 3-1 decision. Parra allowed three runs in six innings to take the loss, while Rodriguez earned the win, giving up one run and three hits in six frames.








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

    BATTERIES: HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ, CHRIS SAMPSON (6TH), WESLEY WRIGHT (7TH),
    DOUG BROCAIL (7TH) AND BRAD AUSMUS
    MIL - MANNY PARRA, CARLOS VILLANUEVA (6TH), ERIC GAGNE
    (8TH), S

    Aug 20 4:55 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY J.J. HARDY (19) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 7TH OFF DOUG BROCAIL SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 2, MILWAUKEE 5
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G KAPLER (.300, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Astros 2, Brewers 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 20 4:32 PM
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    Astros 2, Brewers 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 20 4:32 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Astros 2, Brewers 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 20 4:22 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY REGGIE ABERCROMBIE SCORED LANCE BERKMAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R ABERCROMBIE ON FIRST, H PENCE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 2
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: B AUSMUS (.233, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros 2, Brewers 3  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 20 3:12 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GEOFF BLUM SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G BLUM ON FIRST, L BERKMAN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 1
    MILWAUKEE 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H PENCE (.262, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros 1, Brewers 3  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 20 3:10 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY PRINCE FIELDER SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G KAPLER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    MILWAUKEE 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.287, 0-FOR-1)

    Astros 0, Brewers 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 20 3:02 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY PRINCE FIELDER SCORED J.J. HARDY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G KAPLER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    MILWAUKEE 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.287, 19 HR, 76 RBI)

    Astros 0, Brewers 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 20 2:22 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GABE KAPLER SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G KAPLER ON SECOND, J HARDY ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: HOUSTON 0
    MILWAUKEE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.273, 28 HR, 73 RBI)

    Astros 0, Brewers 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 20 2:21 PM
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    Astros vs. BrewersAug 20 9:50 AM