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Brewers even up series with 12-5 win over Houston

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Mike Rivera drove in three runs apiece and the Milwaukee Brewers beat up Houston's bullpen in a 12-5 win over the Astros on Saturday night.

Fielder hit his 27th home run, Ryan Braun had a two-run single and Casey McGehee, Bill Hall and Felipe Lopez added RBIs for the Brewers, who finished with 14 hits.

Milwaukee led 3-0 when Houston starter Mike Hampton (7-9) left after two innings with a sprained right knee. The Astros' bullpen gave up nine runs the rest of the way and the Brewers reached their highest run total since a 14-12 win at Cleveland on June 16.

Carlos Lee hit his 300th home run and Ivan Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for the Astros.

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