Houston Astros defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2

Houston — One can concede Johnny Cueto, Cole Hamels, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster and Brett Myers.

Those guys are pretty good.

Even Casey Coleman to an extent, considering there isn't a large scouting book on the Chicago Cubs' rookie and he made the ball dance.

Those are pitchers who have either shut out - Hamels (Philadelphia), Zambrano and Dempster (Cubs) - or held the Milwaukee Brewers to one run - Cueto (Cincinnati), Coleman and Myers (Houston) - this month.


Houston — This has been a long time coming.

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks was given a rare night off Tuesday to try to break him out of one of the worst slumps of his six-year career.

Weeks is hitless in his last 17 at-bats after taking a 0-for-5 collar with three strikeouts Monday night to open the series against the Houston Astros. He has one hit in his last 22 at-bats with 11 strikeouts, and since Aug. 1 Weeks is hitting .214 with 11 runs batted in...