Acquired last September in a deal that sent
to the Astros, Ginter fills the role of a utility infielder for the Brewers. He started the day with one RBI in 12 games before responding with a career day.
Ginter came through with two outs in the seventh, grounding a single into left field off
(4-3) to erase a 4-3 deficit. Ginter also had a run-scoring single an inning earlier and finished with a career-high three RBI.
"It feels great to get a big hit for the team, no matter when it is, but playing against Houston, I always want to play my best against them," Ginter said. "They traded me, so it feels pretty good."
"My little girl woke up this morning and I said, `What do you want for Easter?'" Leskanic related. "She said, `Dad, I want you to get the win today.' So I said, `All right honey, I'll try my best.' Next thing I know, I got the doggone win. Go figure. I don't even think she knows what a win is."
But the Brewers got to Munro in the seventh.
drew a leadoff walk and went to third on consecutive groundouts. After an intentional walk to Jenkins, Munro walked Clark to load the bases and set the stage for Ginter, who grounded a single in the hole between shortstop and third to give the Brewers the lead.
"We've struggled with the two-out hits this year," Ginter said. "We've been putting up some runs, but the other team is getting those big hits. The more you get the two-out hits and RBI, it's going to help the team."
"They (the bullpen) didn a great job," Brewers manager
said. "Curtis had a good first inning. We brought in Vizcy with a lot of confidence and he got the job done."
The Astros also left the bases loaded in the second.
"You can always use one those clutch bases-loaded hits," Houston manager
said. "They got one today and we didn't get them. We'll get them. It happens to even out over the course of the season. You just fight through it and keep playing."
The Brewers broke through for a pair of runs in the first on a bases-loaded walk to Jenkins and a sacrifice fly by Clark.
Hidalgo hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot in the fourth to get the Astros on the board.
Robertson bunted his way on with one out in the fifth and
followed with his sixth homer. Later in the inning, Bagwell hit his eighth homer, making it 4-2.