The Cardinals finished off their home schedule with a 6-4 win over the Astros. The victory still keeps them mathematically alive in the N.L. Central standings, but for all intents and purposes it was a farewell for the Cardinal fans. So Taguchi hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Edgar Renteria drove in two with a double in the fifth. Scott Rolen drove in a run with a double in the seventh inning. Sterling Hitchcock took the mound and lasted five innings and allowing all four Houston innings, but got the win. The victory improved his record to 4-1. The Cardinals finished their home season with a 48-33 record.