Milwaukee Brewers defeat Houston Astros, 6-2

Three victories in a row.

Not exactly setting the world on fire, but after nearly two months, the Milwaukee Brewers finally could say they had a winning streak.

"It's been awhile, no doubt about that," said infielder Craig Counsell, whose memory couldn't reach far enough back to recall the Brewers' last three-game streak from June 15-17 in Cleveland.

"We can call it a winning streak, finally. We haven't had one in awhile. You can call three games a winning streak....

MILWAUKEE (AP) Craig Counsell had three hits and drove in three runs, Mike Burns pitched seven solid innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Saturday night.

The victory gave Milwaukee three consecutive wins for the first time since sweeping Cleveland June 15-17. Houston has lost five of six games.

Mike Burns (3-4) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven in his seventh big league start. The right-hander, facing a...