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Lohse aims to end woes vs. Astros

Aug 29, 2008 - 10:39 AM St. Louis (74-60) at Houston (68-66) 8:05 pm. EDT

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Kyle Lohse hopes a matchup with the Houston Astros will help him end his struggles .The righthander looks for his first win in five starts on Friday against the team he has dominated this season.

Lohse (13-6, 3.96 ERA) has struggled in the second half after posting 11 wins prior to the All-Star break. The righthander is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in his last four starts. He allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings of an 8-4 loss to Atlanta on Saturday.

The good news is Lohse has owned the Astros this season, going 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts against them. Lohse limited Houston to three runs and five hits in six innings of a 5-4 win on June 8. Overall, he has limited the Astros to 14 hits in 18 innings.

Thanks in large part to Lohse, the Cardinals have won eight of the 12 meetings between the teams.

He will try and slow Ty Wigginton, who hit a pair of homers in a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday. Wigginton is hitting .386 with 22 RBI in his last 23 games, and leads the National League with 10 home runs in August.

Houston, which has won two straight, sends Randy Wolf (8-11, 4.86) to the hill. Wolf, who was acquired from San Diego on July 24, is 3-4 with a 3.96 ERA in eight career starts against St. Louis.






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    Cardinals 2, Astros 2  Bot 9, 0 OutsAug 29 10:22 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ST LOUIS 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 0
    HOUSTON 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 8 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: STL - KYLE LOHSE, RUSS SPRINGER (9TH) AND YADIER MOLINA
    HOU - RANDY WOLF, CHRIS SAMPSON (7TH), DOUG BROCAIL
    (9TH) AND HUMBERTO QUINTERO

    HOME RUNS: STL - NONE
    HOU

    Aug 29 10:22 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LANCE BERKMAN (27) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF RUSS SPRINGER.
    FINAL SCORE: HOUSTON 3, ST LOUIS 2

    Cardinals 2, Astros 3  Bot 9, 0 OutsAug 29 10:22 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID NEWHAN (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF KYLE LOHSE SCORED HUNTER PENCE.
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 2, HOUSTON 2
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H QUINTERO (.233, 1-FOR-2)

    Cardinals 2, Astros 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 29 9:56 PM
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    Cardinals 2, Astros 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 29 9:56 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN LUDWICK SCORED NICK STAVINOHA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 2
    HOUSTON 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: T GLAUS (.273, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Cardinals 2, Astros 0  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 29 9:29 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY YADIER MOLINA SCORED RYAN LUDWICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y MOLINA ON SECOND, T GLAUS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ST LOUIS 1
    HOUSTON 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR ST LOUIS: J MATHER (.244, 0-FOR-1)

    Cardinals 1, Astros 0  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 29 8:57 PM