CINCINNATI (AP) -Lance Berkman hit his 18th homer at Great American Ball Park - the most by any visiting player - and drove in three runs Thursday, leading the Houston Astros to their fifth straight win, 5-3 over the Cincinnati Reds.
Berkman had a two-run homer and a run-scoring double off rookie Johnny Cueto (1-2), whose 96 mph fastball wasn't enough to slow the Astros' surging offense.
Houston's last five-game winning streak was April 16-20 last season. Its offense has led the way, scoring 41 runs during the streak. Even right-hander Jack Cassel (1-0) got involved, adding a run-scoring single for his first career RBI.
Cueto gave up eight hits and five runs in seven innings.
Phillies 3, Brewers 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Pat Burrell's two-out, two-run double broke a tie in the eighth, and the Phillies held on to beat Milwaukee.
Burrell's deep drive to the left field corner capped the Phillies' two-out rally off Brewers reliever David Riske (0-1), who got the first two outs of the inning before walking Greg Dobbs and giving up a single to Chase Utley.
Philadelphia reliever Tom Gordon (1-2) was credited with the victory after pitching out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh, one of two significant scoring chances squandered by the Brewers. Brad Lidge pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
Rockies 4, Cubs 2
DENVER (AP) - Aaron Cook won his third straight start with eight strong innings, and Brian Fuentes earned his first save in 10 months for Colorado.
Jason Marquis gave up eight hits and struck out four in seven innings, Kevin Hart (2-1) took the loss in relief to snap the Cubs' six-game win streak. They'd won nine of their last 10.
Fuentes, who took over the closer's role from struggling Manny Corpas before the game, worked a perfect ninth to record his first save since last June 21.
Cook (3-1) retired 16 straight batters, including a five-pitch fourth inning. That gave Colorado's busy bullpen some much-needed rest.

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