Allen Craig clubbed a three-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Cardinals in a 13-6 win over the Astros. Craig's RBI double sparked a four-run seventh inning, while Nick Punto finished 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI for St. Louis, which pulled into a tie with the Atlanta Braves atop the NL Wild Card standings.
The Braves lost to the Phillies on Tuesday night. St. Louis rallied from a 5-0 deficit with five runs in the fourth frame. Eduardo Sanchez was credited with the win. Cards outfielder Matt Holliday left the game in the third inning with a hand injury. The teams play the regular season finale tonight with Chris Carpenter opposing Brett Myers.