MLB: Houston 7, Milwaukee 3

Aug. 18, 2006 at 12:14 AM
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MILWAUKEE, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Aubrey Huff and Lance Berkman hit home runs Thursday night as Houston beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-3.

Huff hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning and belted a solo homer in the fourth. Berkman hit a two-run homer in the seventh.

Mike Lamb hit an RBI single; Luke Scott hit a two-run triple; Berkman and Craig Biggio scored twice; and Willy Taveras had a run and two hits to extend his hitting streak to 20 games for the Astros (58-63), who broke a five-game losing streak.

Winner Jason Hirsh (1-1) allowed three runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings with four walks and five strikeouts.

David Bell had a hit and two RBI, and Corey Hart blasted a solo homer for the Brewers (57-64), who had only five hits.

Milwaukee has split its last four games.

Loser Ben Sheets (3-5) gave up 10 hits and seven runs in seven innings.

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