Young drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning with a single off
as the Brewers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 triumph over the
On Sunday, the Brewers lost at Minnesota, 5-4 in 10 innings, after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth. In Tuesday's series opener with the Astros, Milwaukee fell in 10 frames, 6-5, despite scoring twice in the top of the ninth inning to take a 5-4 lead against Houston closer
This time, the game was tied, 3-3, when
drew a leadoff walk against Stone (5-3) - the Astros' eight pitcher - in the top of the 11th. Osik advanced to second on
's sacrifice and took third on pinch hitter
Young, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, plated Osik with a single to center field to give Milwaukee the lead, then stole second and scored on rookie
's double to left-center field.
"It was a sinker," Young said of Stone's pitch on the go-ahead hit. "He had been coming at me pretty hard with those. It was a pitch up and I was able to put some good wood on it and take it up the middle."
"We got the big hits when we needed them and key outs when they did," Brewers manager
had a great game for us and that big hit in the end was nice to see. After that, Scott added some insurance for us."
With one out in the bottom of the frame,
followed with a ground ball that moved Hidalgo to third but forced Ensberg at second. Pinch hitter
- who drove in Ensberg with the winning run on a sacrifice fly Tuesday - grounded out on the 10th pitch of the at-bat to end the contest.
"We just tried to win any way we could," Astros manager
said. "You can win or lose with one swing of the bat and that is the way it was for me from the seventh inning on."
It was Estrella's first save of the season. Valerio De Los Santos, who did not allow a hit in the ninth and 10th innings, picked up the victory.
"It was a good game considering how the last two (ended)," Yost said. "DeLo gave us two really good innings when they had a chance to get it done with the bats."
"This was a real big win, we finally got one that turned in our favor this particular time," Young said. "The last two games, they didn't. It's good right now. This team is competing very well right now and we're going out there tough, and when we go out there, teams know that we are there to compete. Hopefully the overall results will be good."
Houston took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on Ensberg's two-run homer against Brewers starter
Milwaukee countered with three runs against Houston starter
one frame later on a run-scoring single by Young and a two-run single by
with the bases loaded. All three runs occurred with two outs, and Redding was pulled in favor of
after walking the next batter,
John Vander Wal
. Munro induced
to ground into a forceout to end the threat.
"It's frustrating," Redding said. "I've been frustrated all year and I'm letting myself down and I'm letting everyone in the clubhouse down. I'm sure it's frustrating to everyone. I can't explain why it's happening. I'm just not executing and doing my job. I'd better figure it out though, or it won't be much longer."
Houston evened the score in the seventh, when
hit a one-out infield single and advance to third on
's first major league hit, a single. Pinch hitter
followed with a potential double-play grounder, but he just beat the relay throw to first, allowing Ausmus to score.
"I was pretty mad about that third run," said Franklin, who had been 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA in three prior games against his former team. "I had a one-run lead and I let them get it back. With a 3-2 lead, I feel like I should be able to get out of that kind of jam. We did a good job, though, to hold them. Our bullpen really kept us in the game and set up a big road win. Especially in 11 innings."
Milwaukee, which is just 15-27 at home, improved to 19-21 on the road.
"That was an outstanding job by
," Yost said. "He pitched great and the bullpen held up when we needed them."