Robertson, who is unbeaten in 11 appearances since a 10-2 loss at Montreal on April 15, has been brilliant in his last two starts, yielding just one run and nine hits over 11 1-3 innings.
On Saturday, he limited Texas to five hits over six strong innings as the Astros cruised to a 2-0 victory.
“Basically, it’s a win for the team,” Robertson said. “You get little bonuses which is nice, but I don’t care if the win goes to me or the bullpen. I felt good today. Probably the location of my pitches was what was so good and I got some good double-play balls.”
Robertson is 5-0 in his last eight starts, surrendering three runs or fewer in all but one of those outings.
The Astros slipped into a three-way tie for first place in the NL Central with Wednesday’s 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Brewers.
The Astros are deadlocked with St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs atop the division, with the Brewers sitting 8 1/2 games back. Milwaukee is 4-4 on its nine-game road trip.
STANDINGS: Brewers - 6th place, 8 1/2 GB, NL Central. Astros - 1st place (tied), NL Central.
BREWERS PROBABLE STARTER: Matt Kinney (6-6, 4.26 ERA). Kinney is coming off the best outing of his career, spinning an eight-hitter for his first complete game in a 13-1 win over Minnesota on Friday. Kinney struck out four and walked one, improving to 3-2 in his last five starts. He beat the Astros in his first career start against them, tossing seven scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory on April 17.
ASTROS PROBABLE STARTER: Robertson (6-3, 5.29 ERA). Robertson is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in five career appearances, including one start, against the Brewers.
OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Brewers - Podsednik, .325 avg.; Richie Sexson, 22 HRs and 53 runs; Geoff Jenkins, 61 RBIs; Young, 19 SBs. Astros - Richard Hidalgo, .321 avg.; Morgan Ensberg, 15 HRs; Jeff Kent, 50 RBIs; Lance Berkman, 54 runs; Adam Everett, 6 SBs.
SEASON SERIES: Brewers, 4-2.
STREAKS AND NOTES: Brewers - Rookie RHP Leo Estrella pitched the 11th for his first career save Wednesday. … The Brewers obtained RHP Wes Obermueller and INF Alejandro Machado from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in exchange for RHP Curtis Leskanic. … The Brewers had lost six extra-inning games this season prior to Wednesday’s victory. Astros - 1B Jeff Bagwell has hit into a league-leading 17 double plays this year. … RHP Robertson is 3-1 with a 4.81 ERA in eight home starts this season. … Houston has lost five of its last seven at home.
ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Brewers - 19-21 on the road; Astros - 25-17 at home.
INJURIES: Brewers - RHP Jayson Durocher (shoulder), 15-day DL; RHP Nick Neugebauer (shoulder), 15-day DL; RHP Ruben Quevedo (shoulder), 15-day DL; RHP Todd Ritchie (shoulder), 15-day DL. Astros - 2B Kent (wrist), 15-day DL; INF Jose Vizcaino (wrist), 15-day DL; LHP Carlos Hernandez (shoulder), 15-day DL; RHP Roy Oswalt (groin), 15-day DL; RHP Rodrigo Rosario (shoulder), 15-day DL; RHP Brian Moehler (elbow), 60-day DL.
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