Finally 11 games over .500

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The Cardinals have been racking up wins all season long, but have mysteriously struggled in the game immediately following getting to ten over even.  Until today.  Their win over the Astros in Houston this afternoon brought their record to 38-27, and to eleven games over .500 for the first time this year, despite several close encounters.

Kyle Lohse got the win for the Cardinals, even though he left the game trailing by three. He pitched six solid innings with the only real blemish being a three run homer to Lance Berkman.  Five other pitchers were able to get the last nine outs.

The Cards scored all of their runs in the seventh.  All were unearned.  They were out hit by the Astros 9-4, but won the game 5-4.  Here’s the full recap and box score.

St. Louis hasn’t lost a series since losing to Pittsburgh back on May 15.  They remain 2.5 games behind Chicago in the Central, and will be happy to have the day off tomorrow.  A three game series in Cincinnati begins on Tuesday.

The Cardinals newest addition, Mitchell Boggs, will get the start while the team awaits information on their banged up pitchers.  Derrick Goold has more.

Finally, I wanted to pass on the link of a site that I recently found.  Every baseball fan in America dreams of visiting all the ballparks across the country, but the three guys at Big League Basecrawl are actually doing it. They’re well on their way, and documenting the entire trip.  I’m so jealous.