was happy to finally get Milwaukee's RBI record.
His sacrifice fly in the eighth inning allowed him to set the club mark for RBIs in a season and helped Milwaukee to a 7-2
victory over the
on Saturday night.
Fielder's 127 RBIs surpassed current Astros manager
, who set the mark for Milwaukee with 126 in 1983.
''It was nice to get the job done and drive in a run,'' said Fielder, beer dripping from his head as a result of the shower
he got from his teammates after the game. ''I've had a lot of opportunities over the past few days to drive in runs, but just
haven't been able to get the job done.''
He is now tied with St. Louis Cardinal first baseman
for the National League RBI lead.
''It is a special record,'' Fielder said. ''He (Cooper) was one of the great first baseman for this organization.''
Cooper offered his congratulations to Fielder.
''But I'm thinking more about the wins and losses and not some record,'' he said.
said Fielder's new record would probably last for many years.
''He's having an unbelievable year and he's probably going to add a bunch more to the record,'' Kendall said. ''It's really
a special milestone.''
It was the fourth straight win for Milwaukee, which hadn't won that many in a row since May 16-19. The Brewers broke open
a close game with five runs in the seventh inning as they sent 10 batters to the plate.
(7-10) gave up five hits and struck out a season high seven in seven strong innings. He dominated the Astros during the middle
part of the game, retiring 11 straight before
's homer in the seventh that gave Houston a 2-1 lead.
''That was a strong outing for Suppan,'' Brewers manager
said. ''He changed speeds and got a lot of ground balls.''
matched Suppan until the seventh inning, giving up one unearned run in the second inning for the Astros, who lost their sixth
Cooper said he was trying to match up his bullpen against the Brewers.
''I was going to try and give (Moehler) him a chance to go out in the seventh and get a couple outs,'' he said. ''After the
leadoff base hit we thought it was best to go (get him). I liked my match-ups, but it just didn't work out for us.''
Kendall led off the inning with a bloop single - the first of seven straight batters to reach base against five different
Astros pitchers. Moehler was replaced by
, who gave up a bunt single to pinch hitter
to load the bases.
replaced Byrdak and gave up a two-run single to
followed with a single to right to drive in Lopez.
then singled to center to load the bases.
lined a single to drive in the last two runs.
Byrdak (1-2) took the loss for the Astros.
The Astros got on the board first grabbing a 1-0 lead in the second inning on
's RBI ground out. The Brewers came back to tie the game in the bottom of the second on J.J. Hardy's double, his first extra
base hit since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville Sept. 1.
's second-inning double extended his hitting streak to a season-high 11 games. ... The Brewers activated RHP
from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game. McClung had been sidelined since July 25 with a sprained right elbow. ...
The Astros lost for the 17th time in the team's last 22 games at Miller Park.