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Monday, September 12, 2005

Brewers Beat Astros 4-2, Win Series



Rickie Weeks doesn't always play like a rookie, but his teammates reminded him Sunday that he is one.

Weeks hit a two-run homer and Rick Helling pitched seven strong innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Houston Astros 4-2.

After the game, Weeks and every other Milwaukee rookie was forced to wear white Hooters tank-tops and tiny black shorts before the Brewers left for their road trip.

"I'm feeling good," Weeks said before putting on his new outfit. "I've been hitting the ball but I couldn't find a hole. Now I guess the holes are finding me."

Houston remained a half-game ahead of Florida in the wild-card race. The Astros, who failed to move a season-high 12 games over .500, begin a four-game series with the Marlins on Monday in Houston.

"It's a wasted opportunity, no question," said Houston manager Phil Garner, knowing that Florida already had lost. "We didn't take (the Brewers) for granted, we just didn't show up offensively."

Helling (2-0) was making his fourth start of the season and picked up his first win as a starter.

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