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Friday, September 09, 2005

Brewers Beat Astros 7-4

J.J. Hardy and Damian Miller homered off Clemens (11-7) as the Brewers (70-71) moved within one game of .500. The 70 victories are the most since 2000, when Milwaukee went 73-89.

Doug Davis gave up three runs and six hits in five innings to earn his 10th win. He struck out six.
Davis (10-10) last won on June 22, and had 10 no-decisions since.

Brewers manager Ned Yost thought that getting Davis his long-awaited 10th victory against the Astros and Clemens "looked like an impossible task."

"You really can't count on scoring five runs off of Roger Clemens, but tonight, luckily, we did," Yost said. "Any time you can beat him, you've done something."

Derrick Turnbow pitched the ninth for his 30th save in 33 chances, including his ninth straight.

The outing was Clemens' shortest since Aug. 18, 2004, when he pitched three innings at Philadelphia, giving up four runs and five hits on 47 pitches in a no-decision.

Clemens, who entered the game with a 0.52 ERA on the road, struggled from the start.

Hardy hit a first-inning homer to left, and after Jason Lane's homer tied it, Miller hit a two-run drive in the second for the Brewers.

Clemens had given up just eight home runs all season.


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