Houston 5, St. Louis 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 4, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 27201

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 2
Houston 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 16-10 8-4 8-6 L2
Houston 12-14 8-5 4-9 W4

Recap

Astros 5, Cardinals 4: Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer to lead Houston to its fifth consecutive home win.

The Astros built a 5-2 lead over the first two innings, pulling in front on Altuve’s blast off Kyle Lohse (4-1) in the second. St. Louis got within one in the top of the third when Matt Holliday tripled in a run and came home on a sacrifice fly by Allen Craig, but Lucas Harrell (2-2) combined with four relievers to keep the National League’s highest-scoring offense off the board the rest of the way.

Brett Myers worked around a leadoff single by Rafael Furcal in the ninth for his seventh save, getting Jon Jay to ground into a double play and striking out Holliday to end it.

Harrell allowed four runs over 5 1/3 frames. He yielded seven hits and two walks and also balked in a run in the second inning.

Lohse gave up five runs - three earned - on seven hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked one.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cardinals lost for just the sixth time in their last 27 games following a loss. ... St. Louis had won Lohse’s previous five starts. ... Houston’s Jordan Schafer became the fourth player in the majors to reach double figures in stolen bases.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Houston
Kyle Lohse Player Lucas Harrell
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.1
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 5.06
Hitting
St. Louis   Houston
Rafael Furcal Player Carlos Lee
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.400 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 0 12 .265 18 6 2 3 0 2
Houston 8 1 12 .250 20 3 5 4 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Astros have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .700 after a loss.