Carpenter home run gives Cardinals 5-4 victory over Houston

News-DemocratJuly 10, 2013 

— Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer against Wesley Wright in the seventh inning Wednesday night to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros before 44,313 at Busch Stadium. Carpenter's homer was his ninth of the season.

How it went

In a seesaw game, the Astros took a 2-0 lead in the second on Chris Carter's home run against Shelby Miller and second baseman Carpenter's error. Matt Adams' RBI single in the second against Jordan Lyles made it 2-1, but J.D. Martinez's RBI single in the fifth gave the Astros a 3-1 lead. Matt Holliday had a two-run single in the fifth to pull the Cardinals into a 3-3 tie. Brett Wallace had an RBI single in the seventh against Seth Maness before Carpenter connected against Wright.

By the numbers

Holliday has four RBIs in the last two games to give him 47 this season. ... Miller allowed three runs on five hits in five innings. He walked a career-high five and struck out five. ... Pitching in his sixth straight game, Edward Mujica worked the ninth for his 25th save in 26 chances.

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