This Day In Astros History: June 13, 2004

On this day seven years ago, the Astros and Pete Munro downed the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 at Miller Park and moved two games back of the division-leading St. Louis Cardinals.

Munro only lasted four innings, giving up seven hits and two walks but just one run with one strikeout. Dan Miceli got the victory, throwing a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth with one strikeout. Brad Lidge pitched the next two, striking out the side each inning before Octavio Dotel gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in the ninth before getting his 12th save of the season.

It wasn't too long after this that Dotel was shipped off to Oakland as part of the three-team deal that brought Carlos Beltran to Houston. In fact, it was 11 days before that trade, after Brad Lidge made it clear that he could admirably fill in as the closer for Dotel. If only there were something to take away from this situation, where the veteran closer was dealt so the young pup could get a shot...

Jose Vizcaino was 3 for 5 from the two-spot in the lineup, hitting his first home run of the season. Jeff Kent added a home run of his own while Jason Lane was 2 for 4 with two doubles.

Here's a graphic replay of the game, thanks to Back to Baseball.

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