Milwaukee Brewers defeat Houston Astros, 12-5

Houston — Last season, no matter how seldom he played - and there were stretches when concerned parties came close to filing a missing-person report - Mike Rivera always seemed to come up with big hits.

"Now, I realize what I did last year was pretty special," said the Milwaukee Brewers' backup catcher.

It hasn't been so easy this season for Rivera as he continues his audition for Maytag repairman behind starter Jason Kendall. Entering his 17th start of the season Sa...