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Brewers win third in a row beating Houston 6-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Craig Counsell had three hits and drove in three runs, Mike Burns pitched seven solid innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Saturday night.

The victory gave Milwaukee three consecutive wins for the first time since sweeping Cleveland June 15-17. Houston has lost five of six games.

Mike Burns (3-4) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven in his seventh big league start. The right-hander, facing an Astros team that drafted him in the 30th round in 2000, tossed a shutout until Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the seventh.

Houston starter Brian Moehler (7-9) pitched five innings, giving up three runs and 10 hits.

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