Sheets (9-7) gave up five hits and struck out three for his third win in four starts. He held the Astros scoreless until the seventh inning, when
's sacrifice fly plated
"He's been out there pitching. He's not just out there throwing," Milwaukee manager
said. "He knows what he's trying to do. He's setting them up with breaking balls and getting them out on changeups."
Ginter, a former Astro, led off the bottom of the inning and greeted starter
(2-1) with his second career pinch homer to put the Brewers ahead for good.
"I was just looking for a pitch to drive and get on base," Ginter said. "I just hit it good enough to get a home run. I came up with a lot of those guys, so sometimes I try to do too much (against Houston)."
"It's hard to explain to people what it takes to be a pinch hitter," Yost added. "You sit all night and get only one shot to go up there and be successful. And your only shot most of the time will be in a pressure situation."
worked around a walk in the ninth inning for his third save.
singled, doubled and drove in the other run for the Brewers, who have won two of three.
Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
reached on an error by shortstop
and came home on Helms' double.
The Brewers almost added a run in the eighth, but Clark was thrown out at the plate trying to score on
's single to left field.
Villone gave up both runs - one earned - and four hits in seven innings. He walked six and struck out four.
The Astros loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, but Sheets got
to pop out and Hidalgo to ground out.
"That was big," Sheets said. "It was big to get out of that without giving up a run. Keith called some good pitches out there because I wasn't thinking. I was just trying to throw what he put down."
"We only had a couple of chances to score," Houston manager
. "We had the right guys up but just couldn't score. (Berkman and Hidalgo) are reliable. But they can't do it every time."
The Astros managed just one extra-base hit and lost for the second time in nine games.