The Cardinal bats continued to go cold in the series finale in Houston, losing today 2-1. Matt Albers continued to dominate Cardinal hitters going 7 strong innings 3 hits, 4 walks, 4 ks today. 14 1/3 innings in two outings against the Cardinals, only 1 earned run. Joel Piniero pitched 6 innings, 5 hits, 1bb, 3ksand got out of a couple of jams or this game could have been worse. Lance Berkman homered for the second day in a row. Brad Lidge saves the game for the Astros giving interim manager Cecil Cooper his 2 nd managerial win.