Cardinals starter Lance Lynn was denied his 11th win of the season, as the Houston Astros scored four runs in the fourth inning and hold on for a 4-3 win Wednesday night over the Redbirds. Lynn (10-2) allowed five hits, walked four and struck out four over 7.2 innings for his first loss in four career starts in Houston.

“It wasn’t a good inning,” Lynn said. “The hits weren’t the problem, it was the walks. When you walk people, you get yourself in trouble, and that’s what happened. I just didn’t throw strikes.”

After giving up two singles to start the fourth, Lynn walked two batters, forcing in a run. The Astros hit into a fielder’s choice play to make it a 3-2 game, but Brett Wallace and Brandon Barnes delivered RBI singles to give Houston the lead.  The Astros managed just five hits on the night…four of them coming in the fourth.

Yadier Molina and Allen Craig homered for the Cardinals, who finished with seven hits off Astros starter Erik Bedard, but the team went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position.