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Astros Complete Three Game Sweep Of Cardinals
Updated May 4, 2013 11:59 PM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(ST. LOUIS, MO) - Bud Norris allowed one run over eight innings as the Houston Astros completed a three-game series sweep of St. Louis, defeating the Cardinals 4-1 at Busch Stadium.

Houston scored all four of its runs in the third inning with Lance Berkman driving in a run with an RBI single and Hunter Pence capping the frame with a three-run homer off St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter.

The Cardinals' lone run came on a Matt Holliday RBI single in the seventh.

Norris allowed six hits, walked none and struck out eight to improve to 2-4.

Carpenter gave up four runs on six hits over eight innings to suffer his first loss, falling to 4-1.

The Cardinals' lead in the NL Central is down to a half-game over second place Cincinnati.

The Redbirds are in Cincinnati to face the Reds this weekend.

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