Five Deep Flies Propel Astros to Win

By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 12:09 AM CDT
Five Deep Flies Propel Astros to Win
Houston Astros closer Jose Valverde reacts to getting the save in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers National in League baseball action Friday, May 2, 2008 in Houston. The Astros won 7-4.    (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman and Carlos Lee hit consecutive home runs in a four-run sixth inning to propel Houston to a 7-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Hunter Pence added a pair of home runs for Houston, one in the fifth inning and another in the eighth, and Roy Oswalt (3-3) reached .500 after a shaky start.

The Astros trailed 4-2 before Tejada's two-run shot to left off starter Carlos Villanueva with one out in the sixth. Berkman followed with his home run to almost the exact same spot in the left field Crawford Boxes. Lee then completed the string of long balls and chased Villanueva. It was the fifth time in franchise history Houston hit three straight homers. (More Milwaukee Brewers stories.)

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