Nine-run inning gives Cards 10-5 lead heading into 7th inning
Houston Astros' Brett Wallace hits a double to center field against the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) By Pat Sullivan
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalo makes the catch for the out on Houston Astros' Carlos Lee in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) By Pat Sullivan
By Belo Story2
(KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Cardinals are leading the Houston Astros 10-5 heading into the 7th inning.
Astros third baseman Chris Johnson hit a two-run homerun off Cardinals starter Kyle McClellan in the 2nd inning.
Hunter Pence tacked on an RBI single in the 3rd inning.
Cardinals catcher Gerald Laird singled Lance Berkman home in the 5th inning. This is Laird's first RBI as a Cardinal.
Astros left fielder Carlos Lee hit an RBI double to left to make 4-1 after the 5th inning.
Cardinals scored five runs in the 6th inning to take the lead. Left fielder Matt Holliday hit an RBI single to right center and then Lance Berkman hit a 3-run homerun . It was Berkman's 7th homerun and 20th RBI of the season. Kyle McClellan hit an RBI single to right to make it 6-4. David Freese added another RBI single to make it 7-4. Albert Pujols hit an infield single to load the bases. Holliday , in his second at-bat of the inning, hit a two-run RBI. Berkman then singled to right scoring Pujols. Cards lead 10-4.
Houston got one run back in the bottom of the 6th with an RBI single by Angel Sanchez off Cardinals reliever Jason Motte.