National League Game Summary - Houston at St. Louis|
(Wednesday, August 22nd)
Final Score: St. Louis 4, Houston 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings as
the St. Louis Cardinals took a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros in the second
of three games from Busch Stadium.
Lohse (13-2) gave up just two runs on three hits with three strikeouts to run
his winning streak to seven games.
"I felt real solid mechanically," Lohse said. "I felt like I was hitting my
spot, changing speeds, doing things I needed to be successful."
Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while Yadier Molina and
Daniel Descalso each drove in a run for the Cardinals, who have won three of
Bud Norris (5-11) gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings while
Chris Snyder and Brett Wallace each hit solo homers for the Astros, who have
lost six straight.
"It was frustrating. We were knocking on the door a couple of times," Wallace
said. "We had guys on base and hit the ball hard, but they made some plays."
Wallace's two-out homer in the first gave Houston the early lead, but St.
Louis tied the game in the second.
With one out, Allen Craig singled and came home two batters later on a
Descalso double to left-center.
Snyder led off the third with a homer and Houston later had men on first and
second with one out, but they were stranded there as the next two batters
St. Louis, though, took the lead for good in the fifth. Rafael Furcal led off
with a single and moved to second on a sac bunt from Lohse. Jay then singled
home the first run and took second on the throw to the plate. Jay moved to
third on a groundout from Matt Carpenter and came home on a wild pitch from
Norris for a 3-2 lead.
Molina's RBI single in the eighth gave the Cards some breathing room and Jason
Motte set the Astros down in order in the ninth for his 29th save of the
St. Louis has won five of eight games against Houston this season ... Lohse
moved to 9-8 in 18 appearances against Houston ... Norris, who has lost 10
straight games, fell to 7-4 in 13 starts against St. Louis.
08/23 01:30:56 ET