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Brewers fall in opener
Astros 7, Brewers 3
Ben Sheets struck out six and walked two on Thursday. (Morry Gash/AP)
Ben Sheets struggled against a revived Houston attack, allowing seven runs on 10 hits. Corey Hart hit a leadoff homer in the first, but the auspicious beginning didn't hold up.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 17, 2006
HOU
Houston (58-63)
Won 1
Houston 7, Milwaukee 3   MIL
Milwaukee (57-64)
Lost 1
August 17, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0   7 11 0
Milwaukee
1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   3 5 0
Standings thru 8/17/06  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Brewers Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4120102.272
Biggio, 2B4210002.265
  Wheeler, P0000000.000
Lamb, 1B5111022.310
Berkman, RF4212122.317
Scott, LF4022010.423
Huff, 3B3112011.277
Everett, SS4010001.240
Munson, C4010012.208
Hirsh, P3000011.000
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  a-Ensberg, PH1010000.236
  Miller, P0000000.000
  Burke, 2B0000000.286
Totals3671172813 

a-Singled for Qualls in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Scott (12, Sheets).
3B: Scott (2, Sheets).
HR: Huff (13, 4th inning off Sheets, 0 on, 2 out), Berkman (33, 7th inning off Sheets, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Taveras 2; Biggio; Lamb; Berkman 4; Scott 5; Huff 4; Everett; Munson; Ensberg.
RBI: Huff 2 (46), Lamb (36), Scott 2 (14), Berkman 2 (102).
2-out RBI: Huff; Scott 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Munson; Lamb; Huff.
SF: Huff.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras (21, 2nd base off Sheets/Miller).
PO: Taveras (1st base by Sheets).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Everett-Lamb, Burke-Everett-Lamb).

 
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hart, LF-RF5111020.275
Graffanino, 2B3000100.284
Fielder, 1B3110001.283
Gross, CF2100211.266
Hall, SS3010103.268
Jenkins, RF2000123.250
  b-Mench, PH-LF1000001.279
Bell, 3B3012101.278
Miller, C4010014.256
Sheets, P2000010.056
  a-Clark, PH1000000.269
  Shouse, P0000000.000
  Turnbow, P0000000.000
  c-Cirillo, PH1000001.328
Totals303536715 

a-Grounded out for Sheets in the 7th. b-Flied out for Jenkins in the 8th. c-Grounded into a double play for Turnbow in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Fielder (26, Hirsh), Hall (28, Miller).
HR: Hart (3, 1st inning off Hirsh, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hart 4; Fielder 2; Hall 2; Bell; Miller.
RBI: Hart (10), Bell 2 (42).
2-out RBI: Bell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jenkins; Bell.
GIDP: Miller; Cirillo.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Sheets (Taveras at 1st base).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hirsh (W, 1-1)5.13334516.75
Qualls (H, 17)1.20002003.97
Miller 1.01000103.89
Wheeler 1.01000102.84
 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sheets (L, 3-5)7.010772625.54
Shouse 1.01000102.25
Turnbow 1.00000106.26

WP: Hirsh 2.
HBP: Fielder (by Hirsh), Biggio (by Sheets).
Pitches-strikes: Hirsh 87-55, Qualls 19-7, Miller 18-13, Wheeler 15-11, Sheets 103-72, Shouse 13-8, Turnbow 11-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hirsh 1-10, Qualls 5-0, Miller 0-2, Wheeler 2-0, Sheets 7-7, Shouse 2-0, Turnbow 2-0.
Batters faced: Hirsh 24, Qualls 6, Miller 4, Wheeler 3, Sheets 33, Shouse 4, Turnbow 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 77 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:39.
Att: 30,252.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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