St. Louis drops first two of four-game series.
Astros hold off Redbirds 5-4 in series opener.
St. Louis won 7-3 on Saturday, with home runs by David Freese and Yadier Molina.
St. Louis won 5-1 on Sunday at Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals lead the National League with a .301 average and their 12 home runs, 37 runs and .371 on-base percentage were the best in baseball through Wednesday’s games.
David Freese, the World Series MVP, had a two-run single in the first inning to give Lohse the cushion he needed.
The Cardinals, who open a stretch of 27 straight NL Central matchups Friday in Milwaukee in a rematch of last season’s NLCS, will face 2010 NL ERA leader Josh Johnson on Wednesday.
Sports Director Tom Ackerman calls in and talks to Kevin about the final roster moves, including Allen Craig and when he will be ready, and how the Cardinals fair heading into Opening Day. […]
Kyle Lohse allowed an unearned run and three hits in six innings and singled in a run to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday.
Holliday, Robinson, and Jay hit home runs.