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Astros sweep away Cardinals

The Houston Astros scored all their runs in the third inning en route to a 4-1 victory and a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Houston won the game as +250 underdogs, and the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Bud Norris tossed eight innings for the victory, allowing just one run with eight strikeouts for the Astros.

Chris Carpenter was tagged with the loss, giving up six hits and four runs over eight innings for the Cardinals.