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Brewers 9, Astros 8 (11 innings)

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W: Mark DiFelice (1-0)
L: Geoff Geary (0-3)

HR: Prince Fielder 2 (3), Bill Hall (2), Carlos Lee (5), Michael Bourn (1)

MVP: Prince Fielder (+.619)
LVP: Todd Coffey (-.660)

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In a back and forth contest, the Brewers came back from a 4-1 deficit in the sixth inning with a three run home run from Bill Hall to tie the game, then took the lead with a two run eighth inning and gave it all back with a three run bottom of the eighth off Todd Coffey. Then, Corey Hart led off the ninth with a double and scored on Prince Fielder's second home run of the game to give the Brewers the lead, but Carlos Villanueva hit the first batter he faced, Lance Berkman, and Berkman scored on a sacrifice and an error to tie the game. After both teams went scoreless in the tenth, Corey Hart doubled to lead off the eleventh and scored on Ryan Braun's single to take a 9-8 lead. Mark DiFelice pitched 1.1 scoreless to pick up the win.

All told, Fielder, Hall and Ryan Braun went 10-for-17, scored five runs and drove in eight. For the second straight day, seven of the Brewers' eight starting position players picked up a hit, with J.J. Hardy (0-for-4 with two walks) the lone exception.

Jeff Suppan started for the Brewers tonight and allowed four runs on four hits and four walks in six innings, striking out six. It was the first time he'd accumulated six strikeouts since June 2 of 2008. Mitch Stetter and Seth McClung combined to pitch a scoreless seventh.