Cardinals Come Up Short to Astros, 5-4

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Jose Altuve’s three run home run in the 2nd inning helped to power the Houston Astros past the Cardinals 5-4 on Friday.  Kyle Lohse (4-1), who was looking to go 5-0 for the first time in his career, had his worst outing of the season. Lohse allowed 7 hits and 5 runs, three of them earned. Matt Holliday and John Jay had two hits each for the Cardinals. Redbirds outfielder Carlos Beltran did not play because of a minor hamstring injury.