Astros wear down Cardinals
The Houston Astros scored the final six runs of the game on Saturday, as they downed the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros were home favorites at -140, and the 11 runs scored were OVER the posted total of 9.
Chris Sampson (5-5) went eight innings, allowing three runs on six hits. Carlos Lee was 1-for-1 with two walks, a homer and three RBIs for the Astros.
Kip Wells (2-10) was knocked for six runs on seven hits over five innings, and Jim Edmonds hit a solo shot for the Cardinals.