Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Angel Sanchez drove in two runs and Wandy Rodriguez tossed eight scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros dominated the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-0, in the second test of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.
Rodriguez (9-11) allowed five hits, struck out nine, and walked one to win his third straight start. The left-hander is 6-1 over his last seven starts, allowing one earned run or fewer in five of those games.
Chris Johnson, Jeff Keppinger, Jason Michaels, and Michael Bourn each had an RBI for the Astros, who have won four in a row. First baseman Brett Wallace went 0-for-4 in his MLB debut.
Earlier Saturday, Houston traded veteran first baseman Lance Berkman and cash to the New York Yankees in exchange for pitcher Mark Melancon and infielder Jimmy Paredes.
Dave Bush (5-9) got rocked in five frames, giving up six runs on 10 hits for the Brewers, who have dropped four straight games. The right-hander fell to 1-3 in his last four starts.