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KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) - Tyler Greene hit a career-high two homers and drove in four runs, Adam Wainwright continued his dominance of the Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals got an 8-1 win over Houston on Sunday.

The victory breaks a season-long five-game winning streak for the Astros and ends a three-game skid for the Cardinals.

Allen Craig also homered for St. Louis, getting things going with a two-run shot in the first inning.

Greene's two-run home run in the fourth pushed the lead to 6-0 and his solo homer in the eighth made it 8-1.

Wainwright (2-3) allowed seven hits and one run with seven strikeouts in seven innings. He improved to 10-1 in 17 career appearances against the Astros - his most wins against any team.

Houston starter J.A. Happ (2-2) allowed six hits and a season-high six runs - five earned - in five innings.

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5/6/2012 5:10:44 PM (GMT -5:00)

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