Cardinals Beat Astros 8-1 Sunday


May 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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.

The Cards are in action Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pre-game coverage begins at 7:45-p.m., on AM 1220 and FM 101.1, KJAN.