HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros have won four straight, while
the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals have hit a bit of a snag
after their solid start to the season. Jose Altuve led the way with
a three-run homer in the second inning. The Astros held on for a
5-4 win last night. Altuve is among the NL's top hitters this
season with a .360 average. The Cards still lead the division by 2
1/2 games over Cincinnati.