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Astros erase early deficit, beat Brewers 9-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pedro Feliz's RBI double gave Houston the lead in the seventh inning, capping a comeback from an early deficit and helping the Astros to a 9-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Houston trailed by four runs after two innings but got three to tie the game in the sixth, then added a pair in the seventh on Feliz's double and an RBI single by Jason Bourgeois.

Corey Hart had three hits and two RBIs for Milwaukee, while Ryan Braun hit his 11th home run. But the Astros' bullpen held the Brewers scoreless from the fourth inning on.

Milwaukee had won six of its last seven.

It was a big night for Houston's Michael Bourn, who had four hits, including a solo home run in the third and an RBI single in the sixth. Only one thing really went wrong all night for him — but it stood out.

Bourn raised his arm to call for time during an at-bat in the fourth inning. Then he stepped out of the box as Brewers pitcher Manny Parra was in the middle of his delivery.

But plate umpire Tony Randazzo apparently didn't see or hear Bourn and didn't grant the request, so he called Bourn out on strikes while he watched the pitch go by from a few feet away.

Trailing 5-2, the Astros rallied to tie in the sixth. Bourn's RBI single scored Feliz, and Houston went on to load the bases. Todd Coffey (2-2) replaced Carlos Villanueva and immediately allowed a two-run single to Hunter Pence.

Houston then took the lead in the seventh, when Chris Johnson reached on a fielding error by third baseman Casey McGehee and Feliz followed with an RBI double to give the Astros a 6-5 lead. Bourgeois later bounced a two-out single over McGehee's head to score Feliz.

Gustavo Chacin (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth to earn the win.

Braun came up in the seventh with runners on second and third and two outs, but Astros reliever Brandon Lyon struck him out. Carlos Lee added a two-run double in the eighth.

It was a rocky return to the mound for Astros starter Bud Norris, who had been on the disabled list since May 24 with biceps tendinitis.

In the first inning, Norris threw away a pickoff attempt that allowed Hart to reach second base. Braun then singled up the middle, giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead. Milwaukee added three runs in the second.

Bourn led off the third with his first home run of the season. The Astros put runners on first and third with one out when Parra unleashed his second wild pitch of the game, scoring Pence to cut Milwaukee's lead to 4-2.

Parra threw a pair of wild pitches Monday night after throwing four in his previous outing to tie a club record. Parra also bobbled a ball during a rundown in the first inning.

NOTES: Hart has a 13-game hitting streak. ... Brewers LHP Doug Davis is scheduled to make his third rehabilitation start Wednesday at Class-A Wisconsin. Davis is on the disabled list with pericarditis, an inflammation of the lining around his heart. ... Lyon had four strikeouts in 1 1-3 innings.