helped manufacture the winning run, leading off the 10th with a double down the left field line after watching his bid for a game-winning homer veer just foul.
"I hooked the first one foul and when you're facing a closer (like
), you get limited opportunities on pitches to hit," Ensberg said. "I got another pitch I could drive and it felt great."
let a pitch from DeJean (2-6) bounce off his glove and roll away as Ensberg took third. The Brewers intentionally walked the bases loaded, setting the stage for Zaun's fly ball down the right field line.
"It's the one shot to play the infield in and get a ground ball and turn two," Brewers manager
"It was pretty miserable out there tonight," Wagner said. "I threw Young a fastball over the middle of the plate and he hit it out. It was a bad pitch, but you can't get too upset."
DeJean also blew a save when Blum, leading off the bottom of the ninth, took an 0-1 pitch over the right field fence for his seventh homer.
"You're going to hit rough spots," DeJean said. "You have to battle through it."
Blum is 4-for-6 with a pair of homers lifetime against DeJean, going 3-for-3 this season.
Milwaukee took a 3-1 lead against Houston starter
in the sixth when
John Vander Wal
delivered an RBI double and scored on Helms' single. But
halved the deficit in the bottom of the frame with a solo homer, then got Miller off the hook with a two-run shot in the seventh.
hit a ball high off the flagpole in center field with leading off the fourth inning to drive in
and tie it at 1-1. The ball was headed out of the park, but the flagpole is in play some 420 feet from home plate.
Milwaukee stranded Sexson at third as Vander Wal and Osik struck out around a walk to Helms and
"That's a tough rule," Sexson said of being robbed of a home run. "I was thinking the whole game that I wasn't going to be mad unless we lose by one run. It's hard enough to hit it out there and then for it not to be a home run ... they ought to put a yellow line on the flagpole."
It was the first time in the four-year history of Minute Maid Park that a ball hit the pole on a fly.
did not pitch poorly, allowing two runs and six hits in six innings. The righthander struck out seven and walked four but remained winless in his last five starts.