Cards pound Astros 8-1 to avoid sweep

Cards pound Astros 8-1 to avoid sweep

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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 06: Tyler Greene #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals doubles to center field in the second inning scoring Yadier Molina against the Houston Astros on May 6, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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by KRISTIE RIEKEN

AP

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 8:13 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Tyler Greene hit a career-high two homers and drove in four runs, Adam Wainwright continued his dominance of the Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals got an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday.

The victory breaks a season-long five-game winning streak for the Astros and ends a three-game skid for the Cardinals.

Allen Craig also homered for St. Louis, getting things going with a two-run shot in the first inning.

Greene's two-run home run in the fourth pushed the lead to 6-0 and his solo homer in the eighth made it 8-1.

Wainwright (2-3) allowed seven hits and one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings. He improved to 10-1 in 17 career appearances against the Astros - his most wins against any team.

Houston starter J.A. Happ (2-2) allowed six hits and a season-high six runs - five earned - in five innings.

 

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