Cards top Astros
Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in two runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Houston Astros 5-3 Friday night at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis won the game as -155 favorites, and the eight runs fell UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Skip Schumaker had two hits and one RBI for the Cardinals. Joel Pineiro got the win, and Kyle McClellan earned his first save.
Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run for the Astros. Mike Hampton gave up three runs over five innings to suffer the loss.