HOUSTON - Hunter Pence's two-out, RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

The Astros trailed, 3-1, entering the ninth inning before Michael Bourn tied it with his two-out, full-count double down the right-field line that scored two against Kenley Jansen (1-1), the hard-throwing rookie who is the latest pitcher the Dodgers have given a shot to close games.

Bill Hall started the rally with a one-out single and Angel Sanchez walked with two outs. They advanced on a double steal to put the tying runs in scoring position for Bourn.

Jansen hit Clint Barmes with a pitch before Pence's looping line drive to left field sent Bourn home.

Catcher Dioner Navarro blocked the plate but Bourn slid in behind him to tag home.

Hall, who was 0 for 11 entering the game, went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles.

Jeff Fulchino (1-2) pitched 12/3 scoreless innings for Houston.

Andre Ethier broke a 1-1 tie with a two-out, pinch-hit single in the seventh inning. His hit to shallow center field scored Navarro and gave Los Angeles a 2-1 lead.

Bourn thought he'd grabbed the grounder, but instead ran past it for an error that allowed Russell Mitchell to score and Ethier to take second base.

Ethier did not start on Monday after leaving Sunday's game with various injuries after crashing into a fence chasing a fly ball.

Navarro hit a ground-rule double to the corner of right field before Houston intentionally walked Mitchell with starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw on deck.

The Astros tied it at 1 when Hall doubled on a ball that bounced off the glove of Jay Gibbons in left field before scoring on a single by Humberto Quintero in the third inning.

Astros 4, Dodgers 3

Los Angeles 010 000 200 – 3 7 0

Houston 001 000 003 – 4 9 1

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Furcal ss 4   0   1   0   0   0   .171

Miles 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .285

Loney 1b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .240

Kemp cf 4   1   1   1   0   1   .315

Gibbons rf 3   0   1   0   0   1   .206

Gwynn Jr. lf 1   0   0   0   0   1   .200

Sands lf-rf 1   0   0   0   3   1   .239

Navarro c 4   1   1   0   0   0   .133

Mitchell 3b 3   1   0   0   1   1   .080

Kershaw p 2   0   0   0   0   1   .190

a-Ethier ph 1   0   1   1   0   0   .311

MacDougal p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Guerrier p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Jansen p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 31   3   7   2   4   6   

Houston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Bourn cf 4   1   1   2   1   0   .270

Barmes ss 3   0   1   0   1   2   .216

Pence rf 5   0   2   1   0   0   .298

Ca.Lee 1b-lf 3   0   0   0   1   1   .240

Michaels lf 3   0   0   0   0   2   .156

c-Wallace ph-1b 1   0   0   0   0   0   .315

C.Johnson 3b 4   0   0   0   0   2   .220

Hall 2b 4   2   4   0   0   0   .244

Quintero c 3   0   1   1   0   1   .252

d-M.Downs ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .264

Norris p 1   0   0   0   0   1   .118

b-Bogusevic ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .231

Escalona p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Fulchino p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

e-Ang.Sanchez ph 0   1   0   0   1   0   .270

Totals 33   4   9   4   4   10   

Two outs when winning run scored.a-singled for Kershaw in the 7th. b-grounded out for Norris in the 7th. c-grounded out for Michaels in the 8th. d-struck out for Quintero in the 9th. e-walked for Fulchino in the 9th. E: Bourn (1). LOB: Los Angeles 5, Houston 9. 2B: Navarro (1), Bourn (11), Hall 2 (7). HR: Kemp (11), off Norris. RBIs: Kemp (33), Ethier (22), Bourn 2 (12), Pence (36), Quintero (9). SB: Kemp (13), Bourn (18), Hall (1), Ang.Sanchez (2). CS: Sands (2). S: Norris. RLSP: Los Angeles 4 (Kershaw, Kemp, Furcal, Gwynn Jr.); Houston 4 (Pence, Bourn, C.Johnson, Wallace). RA: Navarro. GIDP: Quintero. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Miles, Furcal, Loney); Houston 2 (Pence, Ca.Lee), (Wallace).

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Kershaw 6   4   1   1   2   7   84   2.96

MacDougal (H 2) 1   1   0   0   0   0   7   1.69

Guerrier (H 8) 1   1   0   0   1   1   25   3.28

Jansen(L 1-1,BS) 2/3   3   3   3   1   2   38   6.30

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Norris 7   6   3   2   3   5   116   3.77

Escalona 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   4   3.00

Fulchino(W 1-2) 12/3   0   0   0   1   1   25   3.48

IR-S: Fulchino 1-0. IBB: off Norris (Mitchell). HBP: by Jansen (Barmes). Balk: Norris. Umpires: Home, Bill Welke; first, Mike Estabrook; second, Jeff Nelson; third, Marty Foster.

T: 3:07. A: 22,579 (40,963).

Brewers 11, Nationals 3

MILWAUKEE - Corey Hart hit his first three home runs this season and drove in seven to tie both club records, lifting surging Milwaukee past Washington.

Hitless in his previous 11 at-bats, Hart smacked two-run shots in the first and fifth innings off Tom Gorzelanny (2-4) to reach 100 homers for his career. He finished with a three-run homer off Doug Slaten with two outs in the eighth.

Prince Fielder also homered for Milwaukee, which has won seven straight at home and 11 of the last 14 overall.

That was plenty of support for Yovani Gallardo (6-2), who retired 12 straight at one point and allowed only one run - on Michael Morse's homer in the second - in seven innings.

Washington 010 000 002 – 3 8 1

Milwaukee 300 030 05x – 11 12 2

Washington AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Bernadina cf 5   0   2   1   0   1   .266

Desmond ss 5   0   1   0   0   3   .230

Werth rf 5   0   0   0   0   2   .240

L.Nix lf 4   0   2   0   0   1   .308

W.Ramos c 4   0   0   0   0   0   .262

Morse 1b 4   1   1   1   0   2   .267

Storen p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Slaten p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Espinosa 2b 2   0   0   0   1   0   .204

2-Bixler pr 0   1   0   0   0   0   .133

Hairston Jr. 3b 4   1   2   1   0   0   .248

Gorzelanny p 2   0   0   0   0   2   .000

H.Rodriguez p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

a-Stairs ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .097

S.Burnett p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

Cora 1b 1   0   0   0   0   0   .240

Totals 37   3   8   3   1   11   

Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.

Weeks 2b 3   3   1   0   1   2   .288

Kotsay 1b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .256

C.Hart rf 4   3   3   7   1   0   .263

Braun lf 5   1   2   0   0   1   .302

1-B.Boggs pr-lf 0   1   0   0   0   0   .158

Fielder 1b 4   1   1   1   1   1   .282

Dillard p 0   0   0   0   0   0   ---

McGehee 3b 5   0   1   0   0   1   .256

Lucroy c 4   1   2   1   0   1   .327

Y.Betancourt ss 4   1   2   1   0   0   .231

C.Gomez cf 4   0   0   0   0   2   .225

Gallardo p 3   0   0   0   0   1   .185

Estrada p 0   0   0   0   0   0   .250

b-Counsell ph-2b 1   0   0   0   0   1   .224

Totals 37   11   12   10   3   10   

a-flied out for H.Rodriguez in the 7th. b-struck out for Estrada in the 8th.1-ran for Braun in the 8th. 2-ran for Espinosa in the 9th. E: Cora (1), Y.Betancourt 2 (5). LOB: Washington 9, Milwaukee 6. 2B: Desmond (10), L.Nix (7), Braun 2 (7), Lucroy (6), Y.Betancourt (7). 3B: Hairston Jr. (1). HR: Morse (3), off Gallardo; C.Hart 2 (2), off Gorzelanny 2; Fielder (11), off Gorzelanny; C.Hart (3), off Slaten. RBIs: Bernadina (6), Morse (12), Hairston Jr. (13), C.Hart 7 (8), Fielder (37), Lucroy (19), Y.Betancourt (17). SB: C.Hart (2). RLSP: Washington 6 (W.Ramos 3, Bernadina, Morse, Werth); Milwaukee 2 (Fielder, Gallardo). RA: Bernadina, L.Nix, Fielder, C.Gomez.

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Gorzelanny(L 2-4) 5   8   6   6   1   6   95   4.25

H.Rodriguez 1   0   0   0   0   2   11   0.90

S.Burnett 1   0   0   0   1   0   15   5.71

Storen 2/3   2   3   3   1   1   25   1.48

Slaten 1/3   2   2   1   0   1   17   2.31

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Gallardo (W 6-2) 7   5   1   1   1   9   102   4.35

Estrada 1   1   0   0   0   1   25   3.89

Dillard 1   2   2   2   0   1   22   18.00

IR-S: Slaten 2-2. HBP: by Gorzelanny (Weeks), by Dillard (Espinosa). Umpires: Home, Tim Welke; first, Lance Barksdale; second, Adrian Johnson; third, Fieldin Culbreth.

T: 2:56. A: 22,906 (41,900).