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Brewers 4, Astros 2

W: Dave Bush (3-0)
L: Russ Ortiz (2-2)
S: Trevor Hoffman (10)

HR: Russ Ortiz (1)

MVP: J.J. Hardy (+.225)
LVP: Mike Cameron (-.153)

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Yes, you're reading that right. Russ Ortiz, who entered the game as a reliever, hit a home run tonight, and the Brewers still won.

The Astros jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Kazuo Matsui doubled and scored in the first, but the Crew scored two in the top of the fourth to take a 2-1 lead, and, after Russ Ortiz's solo home run, scored two more in the sixth on J.J. Hardy's RBI single and Casey McGehee's sac fly.

That was all the offense the Brewers would need. Dave Bush pitched six solid innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits and a walk. Carlos Villanueva, Todd Coffey and Trevor Hoffman pitched a scoreless inning each to protect the lead.

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 on the night and drove in two runs. Ryan Braun went 0-for-2, but walked twice and scored two runs.