After struggling in his first game back from the disabled list, the St. Louis Cardinals' Jake Westbrook returned to his dominant form last time out.
The Cardinals could use another strong outing from the right-hander after getting swept over the weekend, and he'll try to provide that in the club's first interleague matchup with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Westbrook (3-2, 1.76 ERA) gave up five runs over five innings in a 5-4 loss in Miami on June 14 in his first start since dealing with inflammation in his elbow. He bounced back Wednesday by yielding an unearned run and two hits in seven innings of a 4-1 victory against the Chicago Cubs.
"I felt good," Westbrook said. "I was throwing a really good sinker, tonight. I was locating it a lot better than the last start."
St. Louis (47-29) is hoping that Westbrook can continue to pitch well after it lost three games against Texas in a rematch of the 2011 World Series. While they own the best record in the majors, the Cardinal...