MLB: St. Louis 5, Houston 4

July 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

ST. LOUIS, July 10 (UPI) -- Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning Wednesday to bring St. Louis from behind for a 5-4 victory over Houston.

The Cardinals won their fifth in a row and brought the Astros to within one of becoming the first team in the majors with 60 losses this season.

Brett Wallace put Houston in front 4-3 in the top of the seventh with an RBI single, but St. Louis rallied in the bottom half of the inning to take its first lead of the contest.

Tony Cruz was hit by a pitch leading off the inning and one out later Wesley Wright came on to relieve Jordan Lyles. Carpenter promptly hit a 2-1 pitch from Wright (0-3) over the wall in right to give the Cardinals the lead.

That gave the win to Seth Marness (5-1), who allowed a run on two hits while working the sixth and seven innings. Edward Mujica put runners on first and second with one out in the ninth, but then got Carlos Pena to ground into a game ending double play to record his 25th save.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury