Preview: Houston Astros (47-62) Look To Avoid Sweep Against The Milwaukee Brewers (52-59)

(Sports Network) - Right-hander Yovani Gallardo tries to beat the Houston Astros for the second time this season and complete a series sweep when the Milwaukee Brewers entertain the visitors in the finale of a three-game weekend set at Miller Park.

Milwaukee made it two in a row on Saturday when George Kottaras belted a solo homer and Rickie Weeks hit an inside-the-park home run in a 5-2 triumph.

Prince Fielder drove in a pair of runs and Corey Hart went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Milwaukee's fourth victory in five games.

Randy Wolf (8-9) picked up the win after allowing two runs on nine hits and a walk in 6 2/3 innings. Trevor Hoffman pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since May 7.

Brett Myers (8-7) was on the opposite end of the decision, surrendering four runs on seven hits in a six-inning start. It was the most runs Myers allowed since yielding seven against the Brewers on June 29.

Gallardo, a 24-year-old Mexican export, allowed seven hits and four runs while beating Houston, 7-5, on June 29 and raising his career record against the Astros to 6-2 in eight starts with a 2.72 earned run average.

He's split four starts since, including a six-inning effort in which he gave up two hits and a run with 12 strikeouts while beating the Chicago Cubs, 18-1, on Aug. 2 at Wrigley Field.

Just one start before, he was ripped for 10 hits and six runs in 2 2/3 innings of a 12-4 home loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Gallardo is 4-4 in 10 home starts with a 3.39 ERA.

Houston replies with lefty Wesley Wright, who starts for the fourth time in his 10th big-league appearance of the season.

The 25-year-old earned his first win of 2010 against the Brewers on Aug. 1 in Houston, allowing four hits and two runs in seven innings of a 5-2 victory.

He'd split time between the bullpen and starting assignments in nine previous outings while allowing 26 hits and 17 runs in 19 1/3 innings.

Wright reached the majors with the Astros in 2008 and had made 120 straight relief appearances before his initial career start on July 20, resulting in a no-decision at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.

Houston has won six of its 11 meetings with the Brewers this season.

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