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Weeks leads Brewers over Astros, 9-6


 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rickie Weeks capped a five-run sixth inning with a three-run homer -- one of four Brewers' homers in the game -- and Randy Wolf picked up his first win of the season, as Milwaukee beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on Tuesday night.

   Corey Hart, Travis Ishikawa and Carlos Gomez also homered for Milwaukee, which moved back to .500 (9-9) and beat Houston for the 11th straight time.

   The Astros have lost eight of 10.

   Wolf (1-2) struggled over six innings, giving up four hits and four walks, and striking out four. Bud Norris (1-1) surrendered seven runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings -- with Weeks sending his 102nd and last pitch deep above the Brewers bullpen.

   John Axford allowed a single in the ninth but picked up his fourth save and 47th straight dating to last season.

   (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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