HOUSTON (WSAU-TSN) Rickie Weeks struck the go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the eighth as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game interleague series at Minute Maid Park.
Josh Prince drew a walk off Erik Bedard to start the frame. After Logan Schafer delivered a sacrifice bunt, Bedard was replaced by Hector Ambriz (1-4). Weeks then crushed a 1-2 slider into the stands in left to give the Brewers the lead for good.
John Axford (3-3) pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up the win while Francisco Rodriguez escaped trouble in the ninth to notch his fifth save.
Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse gave up one run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six frames.
J.D. Martinez drove in the lone run while Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases for the Astros, who were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base.
Bedard gave up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over 7 1/3 innings.