National League Game Summary - Houston at St. Louis

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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Jon Jay drove in two and Kyle Lohse pitched seven scoreless innings as the St. Louis Cardinals took a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game set.

Daniel Descalso drove in a run and scored for the Cardinals, who have won their past two games to move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Dodgers for the final wild card spot in the National League.

Lohse (15-3) bounced back from his first loss in three months with a four-hit, two-walk outing. He struck out five, drove in a run and scored once in the win.

Los Angeles' game in Washington was rained out on Tuesday.

Brett Wallace drove in the lone run for the Astros, who took three of four from the Phillies in their previous series. Fernando Abad (0-5) gave up three runs on six hits with six strikeouts over five innings in his fifth straight loss.

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