ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jeff Keppinger had two hits and four RBIs,
including a key hit during a go-ahead three-run eighth inning, and
Houston won its sixth straight and spoiled Jake Westbrook's St.
Albert Pujols homered for the third straight game and Westbrook
worked six strong innings for St. Louis, which lost for only the
second time in 13 home games. The Cardinals have lost four straight
at home to Houston, falling a half-game behind Cincinnati in the NL
Keppinger's RBI double off Mike MacDougal (1-1) tied it at 4 and
Carlos Lee scored the go-ahead run by beating a wide throw home
from second baseman Skip Schumaker on Chris Johnson's bases-loaded
Nelson Figueroa (3-1) allowed an RBI double by Felipe Lopez that
put the Cardinals ahead 4-2 in the seventh.
Westbrook, acquired in a three-way deal last week, had seven