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Astros get to Garcia early in 9-8 win over Cards

Houston scored four runs in first inning

Justin Maxwell hit a two-run homer, Jose Altuve tied a career high with four hits and the Houston Astros got to St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia early before holding on for a 9-8 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Descalso hits HR, Cards beat reeling Braves, 8-2

Lance Lynn joined Philadelphia's Cole Hamels as the major leagues' first eight-game winners, and the St. Louis Cardinals' extended the Atlanta Braves' longest losing streak in two years to eight games with an 8-2 victory on Monday.

Cardinals beat Padres 6-3 for 3-game sweep

Carlos Beltran hit his NL-leading 14th home run and the Cardinals beat up on former St. Louis postseason star Jeff Suppan for a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night and a three-game sweep.

Crawford's 2 RBIs help Giants beat Cardinals 7-5

Brandon Crawford hit a two-run single for his first RBIs since April and the San Francisco Giants capitalized on shoddy fielding by St. Louis to give Matt Cain support on a rare shaky day as the Giants beat the Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday.

Garcia strikes out nine, Freese homers for Cards

Jaime Garcia matched his career high with nine strikeouts, David Freese hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a victory against his old Giants team with a 4-1 win Wednesday night.

Cardinals avoid winless homestand, beat Cubs 7-6

Yadier Molina hit an RBI single off Cubs closer Rafael Dolis with two outs in the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Tuesday, avoiding a sweep and an 0-5 homestand.

Carpenter, Craig get big hits, Cards top Diamondbacks

Pinch hitter Matt Carpenter lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning, Allen Craig homered to cap a four-run burst in the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.

Beltran's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs lead St. Louis to 6-1 win

Carlos Beltran homered in his first two at-bats, including a grand slam, for six RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Arizona 6-1 on Tuesday night, handing the Diamondbacks their fourth loss in a row.

Wainwright wins 1st, Cardinals beat Pirates 10-7

Adam Wainwright worked seven solid innings for his first win since September 2010, and the St. Louis Cardinals got big nights at the plate from David Freese and Matt Holliday to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-7 on Tuesday.

Soriano lifts Cubs past Cardinals 3-2

Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago Cubs beat St. Louis 3-2 on Tuesday night, ending the Cardinals' run of 13 consecutive winning series.

Garcia and Beltran team up, Cardinals beat Reds

Jaime Garcia pitched seven effective innings and hit a two-run triple, Carlos Beltran homered again and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to a season-high four games Wednesday night with an 11-1 rout of the slumping Cincinnati Reds.

Cardinals beat Reds 2-1 in 10 innings

Matt Carpenter hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night.

Cubs tag Wainwright, spoil Cardinals' home opener

Ian Stewart hits a three-run homer in the first inning, Bryan LaHair later connects for a grand slam and the Chicago Cubs hammer Adam Wainwright, spoiling the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener with a 9-5 victory Friday.