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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Brewers Comeback Falls Short in 12-13 Loss



From Sportsline.com:

Houston roughed up Doug Davis (0-1) for nine runs and eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

"I made a few mistakes obviously," he said. "I usually can get away with some of those, but not today."

Ensberg, who has homered in a career-high four straight games, had a solo shot in the first and a two-run drive in the sixth off Chris Demaria. Biggio was 3-for-5 with a leadoff home run and a three RBI.

Ensberg said he's excited about his quick start since he normally doesn't hit that well in April.

"Historically April's bad for me," he said. "But I'm seeing the ball and I'm capitalizing on pitchers mistakes. I'm happy I'm not starting slowly, but the most important thing is we're playing some good baseball."

Houston led 11-2 after six innings but Milwaukee hit three two-run homers in the next two innings to cut the lead to 12-10. Carlos Lee hit a pair of two-run homers for the Brewers.

Gabe Gross hit a homer off Roy Oswalt in Milwaukee's four-run seventh, before Lee homered off Ezequiel Astacio and Prince Fielder connected against Trever Miller in the eighth.

Brewers manager Ned Yost saw his team's offense as a bright spot in the loss.

"The offense is starting to kick in now and that's a good sign," he said. "It shows the character of your club when you're down 11-2 and come back."

Brad Lidge replaced Miller with one out in the eighth, struck out the next two batters, then allowed Lee's second homer before finishing for his fifth save in five chances.

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