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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Brewers Lose To Astros, 3-7

From Sportsline.com:

The Houston Astros put together an impromptu celebration in honor of Jason Hirsh's first major league victory: The pitching staff doused him with beer.

Hirsh allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings, Lance Berkman and Aubrey Huff homered off Ben Sheets and the Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 Thursday night to stop a five-game losing streak.

Hirsh (1-1) gave up three hits, walked four and struck out five in his second big league start.

"The guys took care of me earlier, congratulated me," Hirsh said afterward.

"Like they were saying, only 299 more to go. We'll just take it one game at a time and see where it goes from here."

Houston scored three runs off Sheets (3-5) in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead. Willy Taveras singled with one out and Craig Biggio was hit by a pitch for the 281st time in his career, extending his major league record. Mike Lamb singled in Taveras and Luke Scott added a two-out, two-run triple to center.

"I was absolutely pathetic," Sheets said. "There was just nothing good about it. Nothing was good. I think every pitch got hit hard."


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