Found May 06, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON (AP) -- Tyler Greene hit a career-high two homers and drove in four runs, Adam Wainwright continued his dominance of the Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals got an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday. The victory breaks a season-long five-game winning streak for the Astros and ends a three-game skid for the Cardinals. Allen Craig also homered for St. Louis, getting things going with a two-run shot in the first inning. Greene's two-run home run in the fourth pushed the lead to 6-0 and his solo homer in the eighth made it 8-1. Wainwright (2-3) allowed seven hits and one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings. He improved to 10-1 in 17 career appearances against the Astros -- his most wins against any team. Houston starter J.A. Happ (2-2) allowed six hits and a season-high six runs -- five earned -- in five innings.

Poll: Who goes when Lance Berkman returns from injury?

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman is set to come of the disabled list soon.  Who should get demoted to Triple AAA Memphis when Berkman returns?  Vote now! - Photo courtesy of Getty Images The St. Louis Cardinals have a good problem in 2012.  The roster is deep and talented with a number of players that can contribute in all types of different ways. According...

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Cards' Matt Carpenter replaces Berkman

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St. Louis Cardinals will soon be tested as schedule gets tougher

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Defense lets down Lohse

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Cardinals are running more under Mike Matheny

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Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Hitting the road

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Get it together

The St. Louis Cardinals have fallen back into a bad habit they were plagued by early in 2011: giving away games. Admittedly, it is hard to find much fault with a 16-10 start to the season. This is in no way meant to nit-pick or make up something to complain about. But when the Cardinals lose, it is often in sloppy fashion and lacking in fundamentals. That’s a big problem for a...

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