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Brewers win sixth straight, sweep Astros


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Prince Fielder drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth and the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers beat Houston 5-4 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep after the Astros traded away center fielder Michael Bourn before the game started.

Jonathan Lucroy and Yuniesky Betancourt drove in two runs apiece before Fielder's key single.

Milwaukee (60-49) tied its season-best six-game winning streak and moved 11 games over .500 for the first time in more than two years to maintain its division lead over St. Louis.

The Astros traded two-thirds of their starting outfield in the last 48 hours, sending away their strongest defensive player by dealing Bourn to the Braves for outfielder Jordan Schafer and three minor-league pitchers.

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