HOUSTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Miguel Tejada hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth Monday, delivering the Houston Astros a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jose Valverde (2-0) got the win despite allowing the Cardinals to tie the game with three runs in the top of the ninth. Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez pitched 7 1/3 innings of three-hit, shutout ball with six strikeouts.
Todd Wellemeyer gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked only one.