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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Astros Beat Brewers 1-2

Rick Helling, trying to beat Houston for the second time in six days, gave up one run and four hits in seven innings, also striking out five and walking one.

Helling retired his first 11 batters before Lamb singled to right-center. Jason Lane led off the fifth with his 23rd homer, ending an 18-inning scoreless streak for Helling that included seven innings against Houston last Sunday.

"Those kind of games come down to one big hit," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "Helling and Oswalt both pitched outstanding, and then Lidge came in and did an awesome job. Dana battled to get two outs and then got a pitch up to Bagwell and that was it. It was a great game."
Lyle Overbay homered leading off the sixth for Milwaukee. He wasn't surprised by Bagwell's heroics.

"That was typical Bagwell," Overbay said. "You're never safe, even if he hasn't seen live pitching for two years or two months. He's going to give you a battle. The crowd got into it, and I think that pumped him up."
Wes Obermueller (1-3) will face Brandon Backe (8-8) on Saturday.


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