Milwaukee Brewers defeat Houston Astros, 5-2

Houston - Maybe it's the comforting memories of growing up in the Texas humidity.

Or the 260-plus miles between the place where Yovani Gallardo started to refine his pitching skills and the building the Houston Astros call home.

It might not be either of those things, because baseball is a sport one should never try to figure out, but one thing is certain: Gallardo, the Milwaukee Brewers' right-handed ace, enjoys facing the Astros.

In 15 innings before his latest ...

HOUSTON (AP) Milwaukee manager Ken Macha considered removing starter Yovani Gallardo from the game Friday night. He just wasn't all that serious about it.

Gallardo pitched his first career complete game, Prince Fielder drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run fifth inning and the Brewers won their third straight, 5-2 over the Houston Astros.

"I thought about getting somebody up in the seventh, but he was so crisp with his pitches," Macha said. "He got through the eigh...