Woody Williams battled painful sinus headaches to pitch six innings and collect his seventh win as the Cardinals beat the Astros 10-5. Williams allowed six hits, no walks and struck out five as he improved to 7-0 on the season. The Cardinals certainly gave him support, jumping out to a 10-0 lead by the fifth inning. Scott Rolen was 3-3 with three RBI’s. J.D. Drew also drove in three, but he did it with one swing, hitting a home run in the fourth inning. It was his fourth long-ball of the season. Tino Martinez also hit his fourth, a solo shot in the fifth inning. The victory moved the Cardinals into second place in the N.L. Central where they trail the Cubs by a game and a half. The news wasn’t all good on Monday. Second baseman Fernando Vina’s injury was learned to be more severe than originally indicated. Vina has a torn hamstring tendon, which will probably require surgery later this week. He’s expected to miss 6-12 weeks. This will most likely move Miguel Cairo into the starting spot at second base.
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