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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Brewers Smoked In 4-10 Loss

From Sportsline.com:

Houston manager Phil Garner isn't worrying about the standings until his Astros reach the .500 mark.

Lance Berkman had two home runs and four RBI, and Jason Hirsh pitched six-plus strong innings to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Houston won its third straight game to move into second place in the NL Central, one-half game ahead of Cincinnati. The last time the Astros (70-71) were in second was May 6.

"We're one game closer to .500 and that's our goal," Garner said. "We want to get to .500. We got there (before) and had trouble pushing over. We've got to get over the hump."

Berkman agreed: "It's what we've said all along. We've got to get to .500 before we can even think about making a run at the postseason. We've been close a couple times but haven't been able to get over the hump. Maybe this is the time we can get over .500 and make up some ground on these guys we've been chasin'."

Adam Everett and Luke Scott also homered for Houston, sending Milwaukee to its third straight loss and 13th in 15 games.

"We didn't hit the ball against (Hirsh)," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "We didn't do much against him. It was just one of those nights where we got beat."


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