ST. LOUIS, April 27 (UPI) -- Kyle Lohse gave up an early run, and then shut down Houston batters en route to a 5-1 St. Louis Cardinals victory over the Astros Sunday.
Lohse (3-0) scattered four hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one before he was relieved by Kyle McClellan, who earned his first save this season.
Glaus socked a two-run homer and Ryan Ludwick a two-run double in a four-run fifth inning. Pujols hit a solo shot in the seventh.
Mark Loretta drove in Houston's run with a single in the second.
Brandon Backe (1-3) was the losing pitcher, giving up four runs and five hits in five innings.