Astros Beat Cardinals 4-2 to End 5-Game Skid

5 years 2 months 3 weeks ago July 27, 2011 Jul 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:50:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: Associated Press
By: R.B. Fallstrom

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Jose Altuve drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with his third hit and the Houston Astros snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Jason Bourgeois also had three hits and unintentionally helped the Astros score an insurance run on Altuve's hit when center fielder Jon Jay's off-line throw to the plate glanced off his leg.

Bourgeois jumped at the last instant before the ball struck his leg and changed course en route to the backstop. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa made an unsuccessful protest.

Chris Carpenter worked seven strong innings for the Cardinals, and Matt Holliday doubled twice one day after missing Tuesday's game with a stomach virus.


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