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Astros Vs. Cardinals: Houston Ties Together Fourth-Straight With 5-4 Win Over Reigning Champs

Things are starting to look up for the Houston Astros. After an inconsistent opening month to the season, the Astros have started off the second month on the right foot with a four-game winning streak that was extended on Friday night with a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Houston's win was powered by an explosive start to the game, which saw the team put up all five of it's runs in the first two innings. Astros' second baseman, Jose Altuve powered the team to the win with a three-run homerun in the second inning. From there, the team utilized it's defense to hold the Cardinals scoreless through the final six innings of the game.

Cardinals' pitcher Kyle Lohse (4-1) registered his first loss of the season, surrendering three earned runs on seven hits in five innings pitched. Lucas Harrell earned his second win of the season allowing thee earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings pitched. Brett Myers closed out the game in the ninth to register his seventh save on the season.

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