St. Louis 8, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 6, 2012 2:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 22288

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 11 0
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 17-11 8-4 9-7 W1
Houston 13-15 9-6 4-9 L1

Recap


Cardinals 8, Astros 1:
Tyler Greene hit two home runs and Adam Wainwright tossed seven strong innings as St. Louis snapped Houston's five-game winning streak.

Wainwright (2-3) won his fourth straight start against Houston, giving up one run on seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.

Allen Craig opened the scoring with a two-run blast in the first inning off J.A. Happ (2-2), who allowed six runs – five earned – on six hits and four walks over five innings.

St. Louis scored in each of the first four frames, with Greene’s two-run shot in the fourth giving the Cardinals a 6-0 lead.

Greene went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and a stolen base for the Cardinals, who ended their three-game losing streak. Craig went 2-for-4 and knocked in three runs.

Houston's Jordan Schafer went 0-for-4 and failed to get on base, snapping his streak of reaching safely at 25 straight games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cardinals have scored in the opening inning in each of their last six games. … Wainwright improved to 10-1 in 18 career appearances (12 starts) against Houston. … Brian Bogusevic robbed David Freese of a homer with a catch above the right field wall in the seventh inning. … Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 on his 22nd birthday. He leads the National League with 15 multi-hit games. … All of the Astros’ eight hits were singles.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Houston
Adam Wainwright Player J.A. Happ
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 6
1.29 ERA 9.00
Hitting
St. Louis   Houston
Tyler Greene Player Jose Altuve
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 0
2 HR 0
10 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 11 3 22 .297 14 7 8 6 1 0
Houston 8 0 8 .242 15 7 0 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Miami. The Astros have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .667 after a loss.