The Milwaukee Brewers were on their way to another disheartening loss when they finally got a big hit.
Completely shut down by Astros starter Erik Bedard through seven innings, Rickie Weeks greeted reliever Hector Ambriz with a two-run home run to left, giving the Brewers the lead at 2-1.
Aramis Ramirez homered off Ambriz for an insurance run in the ninth, while Francisco Rodriguez shut the door for his 299th career save, as Milwaukee held on for a 3-1 win.
"Great at-bat," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said of Weeks' home run. "Had a line drive to right earlier, which was nice. He got a slider up to him. That's a big hit. We've been needing big hits, and that's a big hit."
For awhile, the Brewers looked set to waste a stellar outing from Kyle Lohse. After working out of some trouble in the early innings, Lohse settled down and held Houston to just one run over six innings.
But Bedard was efficient and cruising through Milwaukee's lineup, allowing just four hits through seven inn...