Astros 8, Brewers 7

By Times Staff
Published April 18, 2006

HOUSTON - Jason Lane hit a three-run homer in a five-run seventh to lift the Astros to an 8-7 come-from-behind win.

Consecutive run-scoring singles by Lance Berkman and Morgan Ensberg got Houston within one before Lane hit his third homer into the leftfield bleachers off Matt Wise for an 8-6 Astros lead.

Prince Fielder's run-scoring double in the eighth cut the lead to 8-7, but former Rays reliever Dan Wheeler pitched out of further trouble, and Brad Lidge worked the ninth for his fourth save.

Ensberg homered in the sixth, his third in as many days.

Carlos Lee, Geoff Jenkins and Gabe Gross homered for Milwaukee. Gross' three-run shot in the seventh provided a 6-3 lead, his second pinch-hit homer of the season.

NOTABLE: Astros centerfielder Preston Wilson struck out five times, a franchise single-game record.