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The Houston Astros beat the Cardinals 4-3 in come from behind fashion on Wednesday in Houston. Meantime, the Pittsburgh Pirates won their sixth straight game and have caught the Cardinals for the top spot in the National League Central Division. Both teams have 48-30 records.

In the Cardinals lost, Yadier Molina hit a two run 1st innng home run and Allen Craig a solo HR in the 4th to give St. Louis a 3-0 lead. But Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn couldn’t hold that lead. Houston responded with four runs of their own in the 4th inning. Former Cardinal Brett Wallace tied the game at 3-3 with a single to center. Brandon Barnes base hit up the middle gave the Astros the lead for good two batters later.

The Cardinals had a chance in the 9th inning with two runners on base, bur Daniel Descalso struck out and Matt Carpenter flied out to end the game.

The Cardinals take Thursday off before traveling to Oakland for a weekend series with the A’s. The now tied for first place Pirates won in Seattle on Wednesday, 4-2.