Geoff Blum clubbed a 2-run homer in the 4th inning, giving lefty Wandy Rodriguez all the offensive support he would need in winning his 6th straight game (11-6). Rodriguez worked 7-shutout innings before giving way to the bullpen.
The Brewers left 12 runners stranded and were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position. Several times, the Brewers hit balls deep into the outfield, only to see Houston centerfielder Michael Bourn run them down.
The loss dropped the Brewers a game under .500 and 6-games behind the front running St. Louis Cardinals in the Central Division race. Today is an off day. The Brewers host San Diego beginning tomorrow night.