Albert Pujols [[ POO-holes ]] lifted a two-run homer in the first inning to help give the Cardinals a 3-1 victory over the Astros. David Freese also went yard with a solo shot for St. Louis, which has won two in-a-row and five-of-six overall. Jake Westbrook gave up one run in six innings for the win while Fernando Salas notched his 19th save. Carlos Lee drove in the lone run for Houston, which has lost four straight. Brett Myers pitched a complete game, going eight innings while taking the loss. The third of the four-game series is tonight as Chris Carpenter opposes Houston's Bud Norris.