MILWAUKEE (AP) - Francisco Cordero set a franchise record with
his 40th save as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 5-3.
Rookie Ryan Braun homered for the Brewers, who took advantage of a
Chicago loss to crawl within a half game of the NL Central-leading
Cordero pitched the ninth to earn his 40th save in 46 chances.
That beats the franchise record of 39 set by Dan Kolb in 2004 and
Derrick Turnbow in 2005.
Carlos Villanueva pitched six solid innings to go to 7-and-3.