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Brewers 4, Astros 1

Win: Randy Wolf (3-2)
Loss: Wandy Rodriguez (1-3)
Save: John Axford (4)

HR: Boggs (1), Weeks (5), Towles (1)

MVP: Randy Wolf (.311)
LVP: Ryan Braun (-.056)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

Randy Wolf couldn't have been much better as he continued his string of good starts.  Today, he made it through eight innings and only allowed four hits while striking out four.  The only run he allowed to score came on a solo home run off the bat of JR Towles in the eighth inning.  Outside of that blemish, Wolf was great.  If he can keep this up, it will sure make this season look even more promising than it already had.

John Axford came in for the ninth on his bobblehead day.  He did allow a baserunner on a soft grounder up the middle (and who then advanced to second on a wild pitch that was probably Wil Nieves' fault) but got Hunter Pence to ground out and struck out Carlos Lee for his fourth save of the season.

Offensively, Rickie Weeks had a great game after missing a day with a sprained finger.  He went two for four with a walk and a home run.  Brandon Boggs also hit a home run, his first as a Brewer and his first since he hit eight in 2008 for the Rangers

Even better, Carlos Gomez had another great game as he went 3-5 and stole a base.  That's his second 3-5 day in three games.  Gomez is now 10-30 in his last six games.  It seems as though he has a much better approach at the plate than the severe uppercut we're used to seeing, so hopefully Gomez sees some continued success at the plate.

Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Prince Fielder hit a triple today.

The Brewers are now tied for first in the NL Central with the Reds and Cardinals, but by the end of the night will be in second as those two teams play each other at 7:00.