HOUSTON (AP) -- St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia entered Saturday night's start 0-3 in five career starts against the Astros.
Make that 0-4, with another major clunker.
Chris Johnson hit his first career grand slam off Garcia, Bud Norris continued his dominance of the Cardinals and the Astros beat St. Louis 8-2 to win a fifth consecutive game for the first time since late 2010.
The victory earned the Astros their second consecutive home series win with a game to spare. The last time the Astros won five straight was Aug. 22-26, 2010.
Garcia (2-2) was charged with a season-high six runs on four hits in six innings for the Cardinals, who lost their season-worst third straight.
Garcia walked a season-high four and struck out two for his second loss in as many starts.
"The problem was the walks," said Garcia, whose ERA against the Astros rose to 6.89. "It was a terrible job right there, and I didn't get the job done. They got me. That is the worst thing you can do as a pitcher -- wal...