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Cardinals Win Again, Move To Second Place In NL Central

Last updated on Thursday, August 23, 2012

(St. Louis, MO) The St. Louis Cardinals moved back into second place in the NL Central with their 4-2 win over the Houston Astros.

Kyle Lohse allowed two runs in his seven innings of work to improve to 13-2 on the season.

Brett Wallace and Chris Snider hit solo homers off Lohse as the Astros took an early 2-1 lead.

Jon Jay tied the game with an RBI single in the fifth and scored the go-ahead run later in the inning on a wild pitch by Houston starter Bud Norris.

Yadier Molina added an RBI single in the eighth as the Cardinals move ahead of Pittsburgh by a half-game in the division.

Norris gets the loss for the Astros as he drops to 5-11. Houston has lost six games in a row.

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