Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer as part of a four-run fifth inning, as the Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 5-2 win at Minute Maid Park.
Michael Bourn added a single, RBI and run scored for Houston, which has won nine of its last 11. Carlos Lee chipped in with a sacrifice fly.
Nelson Figueroa (4-2) took the win after throwing five innings. The veteran yielded two runs on six hits, walked three and struck out one. Brandon Lyon worked a perfect ninth inning to record his 11th save of the season.