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Preview: Houston Astros (47-61) Seek Redemption Against The Milwaukee Brewers (51-59)

(Sports Network) - A pair of ex-Philadelphia teammates get together in Milwaukee tonight, when the Brewers host the Houston Astros in the middle game of a three-game series at Miller Park.

In Friday's opener, Prince Fielder's two-run single capped a four-run ninth- inning rally and the Brewers battled back to stun Houston, 6-5.

Houston had taken a 5-2 lead when Carlos Lee scored on a double-play grounder in top of the ninth.

However, Milwaukee mounted a comeback against Houston closer Matt Lindstrom (2-2), who retired leadoff man Alcides EscobarGeorge Kottaras then walked and pinch-hitter Joe Inglett made it a one-run contest by homering off the right-field foul pole.

Rickie Weeks slapped a two-strike pitch to left for a single and Corey Hart walked before Fielder ripped a pitch down the right-field line. The ball caromed off the wall protruding in foul territory and rolled into the outfield.

Weeks scored the tying run and Hart narrowly beat the throw home, sliding underneath the tag of catcher Jason Castro with the decisive run.

Tonight, starters Brett Myers and Randy Wolf take the mound for the visitors and hosts, respectively.

The two were together in the starting rotation for five seasons -- 2002-06 -- with the Phillies before Wolf left to join the Los Angeles Dodgers and Myers was transitioned to the bullpen as the Philadelphia closer.

Wolf has subsequently pitched for the Dodgers and Padres before beginning this season in Milwaukee and pitching unevenly for the Brewers through his initial 23 starts.

The former Pepperdine University star is winless in his last three starts, picking up a loss and a pair of no-decisions while allowing 24 hits and 15 runs in 18 2/3 innings.

His last win came July 16 at Atlanta, where he beat the Braves after surrendering seven hits and three runs in six innings.

Wolf is 5-5 on 15 career starts against Houston with a 3.49 earned run average.

Myers, who was with the Phillies through last year, came to Houston this season and has surprisingly become one of the major leagues' most effective starters, lasting at least six innings in each of his 22 outings thus far.

He's been particularly effective lately, allowing three runs or less in eight straight outings since a 5-2 loss to Kansas City in mid-June.

He's won four of five decisions since that defeat, including a complete-game gem against the Chicago Cubs in which he gave up four hits and a run on July 27. The Jacksonville, Fla. native is 4-2 with a save and two complete games in 10 lifetime outings against the Brewers.

Houston has won six of its 10 meetings with the Brewers this season.

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