Biggio and Ensberg hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning to give Houston some room for error after the Astros nearly let a 6-0 lead slip away. Ensberg finished 3-for-6 with three RBI.
"It was a good day," Ensberg said. "I was able to put some good swings out there."
Houston scored six runs in the fourth as
homered off Brewers starter
(1-3) to start the big inning. Ensberg capped the outburst with a two-run single.
"Morgan had a big night for us, especially that two-out base hit in the fourth," Astros manager
said. "We hit pretty darn good all the way up and down the lineup."
(2-1) gave back one run in the bottom of the inning and three more on a homer by
in the fifth. Milwaukee scored another run off Peter Munro, but got no closer than 6-5.
"My job is to get guys out, not get the bases loaded like I did," Oswalt said. "It was a poor performance by me."
Oswalt struck out six over the first three innings and had seven when he was lifted after the fifth.
The Brewers are 6-11 and have not won or lost more than two games in a row since an 0-6 start.
"You start to string things together and everyone feeds off that," Rusch said. "But that's the way baseball is. Every day is a new day. You can shut them down one day and they can swing well the next day."
The Astros banged out 17 hits, one day after losing 4-2 with six hits.