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Rodriguez Throws Gem As Astros Edge Cardinals

Last updated on Friday, July 29, 2011

(ST. LOUIS, MO) - Wandy Rodriguez retired the final 13 batters he faced as the Houston Astros defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3.

Rodriguez allowed three runs, one earned, over seven innings to even his record at 7-7.

The Cardinals took a 3-1 lead into the fourth when Houston got an RBI single from Carlos Lee and a sacrifice fly from Chris Johnson to tie the score.

The Astros took the lead in the fifth when Jason Bourgeois hit a ground-rule double to score Rodriguez.

Lee added a solo homer in the sixth as the Astros gained a split of the four-game series.

With the loss, St. Louis falls into a second-place tie with Pittsburgh in the NL Central a game and-a-half behind first-place Milwaukee.

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