Jose Altuve singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Astros to a 4-2 win over the Cardinals. Clint Barmes [[ BAR-miss ]] clubbed a two-run homer for Houston, which put the brakes on a five-game skid. Fernando Rodriguez tossed two scoreless innings to get his second win. Mark Melancon notched his ninth save. Jon Jay and Yadier Molina plated a run apiece for the Cardinals. Chris Carpenter struck out eight over seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision. Mitchell Boggs was charged with the loss. The four-game set concludes tonight as Jaime Garcia opposes Wandy Rodriguez.