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Schumaker's Single in 9th Lifts Cards

Wainwright picks up win as Astros' 6-game winning streak ends

(Newser) - Skip Schumaker singled to left to score pinch-runner Cesar Izturis in the bottom of the ninth inning today, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 victory that snapped the Houston Astros' six-game winning streak. Schumaker singled off Wesley Wright, who relieved Dave Borkowski (0-1) after Borkowski walked leadoff batter Brian... More »

Astros Offense Stays Hot in 9-3 Frolic Over Reds

Kaz Matsui ignites 7-run rally; Jocketty surveys carnage

(Newser) - Kazuo Matsui sparked Houston's seven-run rally with a two-run single, and the Astros coasted to their fourth straight victory Wednesday night, 9-3 over the unsettled Cincinnati Reds. Houston has won four in a row for the first time since last May, getting 36 runs out of a lineup producing top-to-bottom. More »

Astros Upend Padres 11-7

Matsui leads Houston to third straight win

(Newser) - Kaz Matsui's two-run single in the eighth inning lifted the Houston Astros to an 11-7 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Cy Young winner Jake Peavy allowed four earned runs, matching the total for his four previous starts combined. The Padres ace allowed seven hits with two... More »

Matsui Leads Astros Past Rockies

8th inning RBI single beats former team

(Newser) - Kaz Matsui hurt his former team Sunday, hitting a two-run single in the eighth inning to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Hunter Pence led off the eighth with a single and Mark Loretta walked against reliever Brian Fuentes (0-1), who allowed a run... More »

Phillies Take Loss, Face History

Colorado's Kaz Matsui clocks go-ahead grand slam, Rockies never look back

(Newser) - The rally towels vanished in Philly today as Colorado's Kaz Matsui clocked a grand slam and the Rockies won 10-5, staking a 2-0 series lead. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick gave up 5 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings and left the bases loaded for Matsui's go-ahead dinger. Phillies' leader Jimmy... More »

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