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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Brewers Lose To Astros 3-10

From Sportsline.com:

Roy Oswalt got a big contract and the Astros got another win.

The only thing that went wrong for Houston was that Willy Taveras' 30-game hitting streak ended.

Pinch-hitter Jason Lane had a grand slam during Houston's seven-run eighth inning, and the Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 Tuesday night to match a season high with their fourth straight victory.

Oswalt pitched seven innings but didn't get a decision on his 29th birthday. Still, he received a great present after the game when the team announced that the right-hander agreed to a $73 million, five-year contract extension -- the biggest multiyear deal ever given to an Astros pitcher.

The 2005 NL championship series MVP is ecstatic about remaining in Houston.

"We have the team to win. Last year we played unbelievable ball, and we have the same structure here to win," Oswalt said. "Hopefully, over the next four or five years, we can put the team together, including this year."

A two-time 20-game winner, Oswalt passed up a chance to become a free agent after the 2007 season. And the Astros are thrilled that he's staying.


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