HOUSTON (AP) -- Carlos Lee had three hits, including his first homer since April 22, and three RBIs to back another solid outing by Bud Norris, and the Houston Astros beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Wednesday night.
Lee's home run was a solo shot to left-center field in the seventh inning that put Houston up 8-1. His third homer of the season came just moments after he narrowly avoided being hit by a foul ball from J.D. Martinez while waiting in the on-deck circle.
Lee looked a bit shaken after ducking to avoid the ball and running out of the way. He recovered by the time he was at the plate, and the homer was the culmination of a good night for Lee, who singled and scored in the second then drove in two runs with a single in Houston's three-run third.
Norris (4-1) yielded four hits and a run with a season-high nine strikeouts in seven innings, improving to 3-0 in his last four starts to help Houston end a four-game skid.
Milwaukee starter Randy Wolf (2-4) allowed seven hits a...