Astros down Cards with late rally

Astros down Cards with late rally

The Houston Astros scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning as they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Houston won the game as +105 underdogs, while the seven runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (7).

Miguel Tejada drove in the winning run to lift the Astros to a three-game sweep. Jose Valverde tossed the ninth inning to earn the victory in relief.

Mark DeRosa homered in a losing cause for the Cardinals. Ryan Franklin blew a save opportunity and allowed two runs in the loss.