Houston 8, Milwaukee 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 15453

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1
Houston 0 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 8 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Milwaukee 16-21 9-9 7-12 L1
Houston 16-21 11-8 5-13 W1

Recap


Astros 8, Brewers 3: Bud Norris struck out a season-high nine to win his third straight start as host Houston snapped a four-game losing streak.

Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs as the Astros won for only the third time in 10 games on the strength of a rare offensive outburst.

Norris (4-1) allowed four hits and retired 11 straight batters - six via strikeout - after surrendering a solo home run to Corey Hart in the fourth inning.

Jed Lowrie added an RBI double and Justin Maxwell and Jordan Schafer had run-scoring singles for Houston, which had tallied only 16 runs in its previous nine games.

Brewers starter Randy Wolf (2-4) was battered for seven runs - six earned - on seven hits in four innings. He had allowed only seven runs in his previous seven starts against the Astros.

Houston took a 2-0 lead against Wolf in the second when Lowrie doubled home Lee and scored on Maxwell's single. Lee's two-run single and an error by Hart made it 5-0 after three innings.

Jonathan Lucroy had a pinch-hit, two-run triple in the ninth for Milwaukee.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Lee has four straight multi-hit games and is batting .524 (11-for-21) with four RBIs during a five-game hitting streak. He hit his first homer since April 22, ending a drought that spanned 69 at-bats. ... Hart is 5-for-12 with a pair of home runs against Norris, who has allowed only two runs and 10 hits in his last three starts. ... The Astros amassed their highest run total since scoring eight against St. Louis on May 5. They had not scored more than three runs in a game in the past nine contests.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Milwaukee   Houston
Randy Wolf Player Bud Norris
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 9
7 Hits 4
13.50 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Milwaukee   Houston
Jonathan Lucroy Player Carlos Lee
1 Hits 3
2 RBI 3
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Milwaukee 5 1 10 .156 11 10 3 4 0 1
Houston 8 1 12 .267 8 5 7 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Astros have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Brewers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .476 after a loss.