Glaus Leads Cards Over Astros

Two-run eighth inning double turns back Houston
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 11:13 PM CDT
St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols, right, slides safely into home as Houston Astros catcher J.R. Towles waits for the throw in the eighth inning in a baseball game Tuesday, April 8, 2008, in Houston.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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(Newser) – Troy Glaus hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to propel the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Glaus' hit, off Geoff Geary (0-1), bounced off the lower portion of the bullpen wall in right-center field and scored Chris Duncan and Albert Pujols.

Anthony Reyes (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit ball, and Jason Isringhausen worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save. Duncan scored on a single by Adam Kennedy in the sixth inning to tie it at 3. The Cardinals had a chance to take the lead later in the inning but Mark Loretta's throw home beat Rick Ankiel there to end the inning.