Houston Astros defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2

Houston - Unlike the middle game of this series, the finale was settled early and without the late-game dramatics that had people rushing back to their seats.

Also unlike the extra-inning roller coaster Saturday night, the Milwaukee Brewers couldn't pierce the Houston Astros' bullpen, which includes flame-throwing closer Jose Valverde.

He preserved the Astros' 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park and prevented the Brewers from sweeping one day after they ...

HOUSTON (AP) Ivan Rodriguez is doing his best to help his manager relax.

Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the fourth inning, and the Houston Astros snapped the Milwaukee Brewers' four-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Sunday.

Rodriguez helped the Astros end a three-game skid with a full-count drive over the left-field wall off Manny Parra (0-4). It was Rodriguez's second homer of the season.

It's performances like this that will get Astros manager Cecil C...