Lance Berkman broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with an RBI single off the scoreboard in front of Crawford’s Box in left field, as the Cardinals scored five that inning and beat the Astros 9-2. Berkman then added his 15th homer of the season in the ninth.
While one Lance was doing it with the bat, another was doing it on the mound. Lance Lynn got his first major league win. He pitched five innings, allowed six hits and one run. He walked three and struck out three and showed some pretty good composure getting out of a couple of jams.
Ryan Theriot doubled and homered. Albert Pujols doubled and drove in a run.