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Myers' Strong Start Powers Astros Past Brewers


HOUSTON (AP) -- Brett Myers became the eighth pitcher in 90 years to throw six or more innings in 30 consecutive starts, Carlos Lee drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday night.

Myers (12-7) pitched seven strong innings to extend his streak that is the longest since Curt Schilling went at least six innings in 35 straight games to start the 2002 season.

Myers also surpassed 200 innings for the second time in his career. He allowed six hits, one earned run and struck out 10. It was the 14th time in his career with 10 or more strikeouts.

Brandon Kintzler (0-1) took the loss.

Matt Lindstrom got the final three outs for his 23rd save in 29 opportunities.

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