Astros Need 12 Innings to Overcome Brewers

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 11:14 PM CDT
Houston Astros' Hunter Pence, right, hits a two-run homer in the 12th inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 in in a game yesterday in Houston. The Astros swept the Brewers in the three-game series.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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(Newser) – Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday. Pence's home run to left field scored Lance Berkman and completed Houston's comeback for its third straight win. The Astros trailed by as many as four. Mitch Stetter (1-1) gave up Pence's homer, his fourth of the season.

Berkman had four RBIs and tied his career high with four hits, including a homer and a pair of doubles. Jose Valverde pitched a perfect 10th for Houston. Ben Sheets was denied his fifth win by Eric Gagne's fifth blown save. He allowed seven hits and four runs. He walked none and had six strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings.