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Carpenter Wins Again As Cardinals Snap Astros Win Streak

Last updated on Thursday, August 5, 2010

(ST. LOUIS, MO) - The St. Louis Cardinals salvaged a win in their series with Houston, defeating the Astros 8-4.

Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer, his 27th of the season, in support of Chris Carpenter.

Carpenter allowed two runs on four hits over seven and a third innings of work to improve to 12-3.

Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer for the Astros, who had their seven-game winning streak ended.

With the win, the Cardinals remain a half-game behind Cincinnati in the NL Central.

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