Houston starter Roy Oswalt hadn't won in a month, but last night went seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits and a season high 10 strikeouts.
Brewers starter Seth McClung was the hard luck loser. He went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits, pitching despite a stomach virus.
Houston's Lance Berkman was the hitting star, clubbing his 19th home run of the season, a 2-run shot. Berkman then clubbed a bases loaded triple in the 7th, finishing with 5 rbi's.
Ryan Braun hit his 17th of the season to account for the Brewers only run in the 3rd.
Game two of the series is tonight.