The Cardinals let another win slip through their fingers in a 7-4 loss to the Astros. In the seventh inning Albert Pujols, Edgar Renteria and J.D. Drew drove in runs to take a 4-3 lead. But the Astros scored twice in the seventh inning thanks to a throwing error and a sacrifice fly to make it 5-4 Houston. Jeff Kent doubled in a pair of runs to make it 7-4. Matt Morris wasn’t stuck with the loss, but he allowed four runs as the Cardinals and Astros split the two-game series and they’re tied for second place in the National League Central. Both teams trail the first-place Cubs by two games. The Cardinals and Reds open up a series at Busch Stadium tonight.