Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook shook off early trouble on the mound and helped his cause with a three-run tiebreaking double to help the Cardinals to a 7-4 win over the Houston Astros.
Westbrook (6-3) gave up a two-run homer to Carlos Lee in the first inning but didn’t allow another earned run to get his fourth win in a row. His bases-loaded, two-out double off Houston starter Brett Myers made it 5-2 in the fourth inning.
Lance Berkman hit his 13th homer of the season on a two-run shot in the first inning and Albert Pujols homered for the fourth straight game with a solo shot in the eighth. It was his fifth homer during this stretch.