HOUSTON (AP) -- Carlos Lee had three hits, including his first homer since April 22, and three RBIs to back another solid outing by Bud Norris, and the Houston Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Wednesday night.
Lee's home run was a solo shot to left-center field in the seventh inning that put Houston up 8-1. His third homer of the season came just moments after he narrowly avoided being hit by a foul ball from J.D. Martinez while waiting in the on-deck circle.
Norris (4-1) yielded four hits and a run with a season-high nine strikeouts in seven innings, improving to 3-0 in his last four starts to help Houston end a four-game skid.
Milwaukee starter Randy Wolf (2-4) allowed seven hits and seven runs -- six earned -- in a season-worst four innings. His performance ended a streak of seven straight quality starts for the Brewers, whose starters combined for a 1.37 ERA in that span.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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