Brewers topped the Astros on Sunday, 4-1, and took the rubber game of the series behind another strong start from lefty Randy Wolf.
Wolf was outstanding, throwing 108 pitches over eight innings, 75 of them for strikes. The Astros only mustered one run, a J.R. Towles shot to left field in the eighth. It was Wolf’s fourth consecutive quality start after a disastrous outing on April 3 against Cincinnati.
John Axford closed out the ninth on his bobblehead day, striking out Michael Bourn and Carlos Lee. As is Axford’s trademark, he allowed a single with one out, but pitched out of it to end the game.
Offensively, the Brewers’ latest callup, OF Brandon Boggs, got the party started with a solo shot left in the second. The Brewers’ other three runs came in the third on a Weeks home run (his fifth), a Prince Fielder RBI triple, and a Casey McGehee RBI single. The offense finally seems to be clicking, with every starter chipping in a hit except Wolf, who is no slouch at the plate but padded opposing starter Wandy Rodriguez’s stats by striking out three times.