Carlos Lee went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, helping the Houston Astros defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3. The top five hitters in the Astros’ lineup combined for eight hits and four RBI, and Wandy Rodriguez (7-7) and the Houston bullpen set down the final 19 hitters they faced to earn a four-game series split. Rodriguez was charged with three runs — one earned — on five hits to go with six strikeouts. Albert Pujols doubled twice and knocked in a run for the Cardinals, who had won five of six before dropping the final two games of the set. Jaime Garcia (10-5) was saddled with the loss after allowing five runs — four earned — on eight hits over six frames.
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