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Cardinals 10, Astros 2

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JUPITER (AP) - Allen Craig has been prevented from playing first by a sore shoulder. The injury doesn't appear to have affected his swing, though.

Craig and Matt Holliday each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.

Craig was starting as the designated hitter. He reached base in all three at-bats, adding a walk and an RBI single.

"I feel good," he said. "We're just taking it extremely slow. It's a really long spring. I want to get out here and play in the field, but at the same time the season starts April 1 and I want to be ready for that."

The homers were back-to-back as part of a five-run third inning that broke the game open.

Holliday's two-run drive landed on the balcony of the Miami Marlins clubhouse beyond the left-center field wall, driving in Kolton Wong. The Marlins and Cardinals share the Roger Dean Stadium complex.

"I hit it pretty good," Holiday said. "I'm just trying to put good swings out there."

Pete Kozma added a solo homer in the seventh for St. Louis.

Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals' likely opening-day starter, allowed four hits while striking out three in 2 2-3 scoreless innings.

"The ball came out nice - I moved the ball around a little bit," Wainwright said "It was a good place to start."

Wainwright's counterpart, Phillip Humber didn't fare as well.

After needing only eight pitches to retire the Cardinals in the first inning, Humber walked the first two batters of the inning before David Freese lined a pitch off the right-field wall, scoring Craig.

Humber issued another walk but managed to get out of the inning without allowing another run.

"I just didn't throw strikes," said Humber, who was selected off waivers from the White Sox during the offseason. "It's not the ideal second inning that you want to have, but it's my first time out there. I'm not going to get myself worked up over it."

Former Cardinals pitcher and outfielder Rick Ankiel received an ovation from the crowd before his first at-bat, then promptly ripped a double to the left-center wall. Ankiel was thrown out trying to stretch the play into a triple. He went 1 for 2.

NOTES: Manager Mike Matheny acknowledged the Cardinals have considered giving Yadier Molina some reps at first base. Craig and Matt Adams are both dealing with injuries and Molina could play some first base for Puerto Rico in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. ... Matheny said pitcher Jake Westbrook will get his first start of the spring on Thursday against Miami. Joe Kelly is slated to start Friday at Houston. ... Two Cardinals' former first-round draft choices (Tyler Greene and Brett Wallace) and one second-round selection (Rick Ankiel) appeared in the Astros' starting lineup on Monday. Another former Cardinal farmhand, C. J. Fick also pitched in relief. Jeff Luhnow was the St. Louis VP of Scouting and Player Development before becoming the Houston general manager. ...Houston pitcher Paul Clemens slipped on the wet field in the late innings while trying to cover first and remained on the ground for about a minute. Houston trainers came out to check on Clemens, who walked off the field without help.

 
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Players of the Game
Houston

N. Freiman
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 0
St. Louis

A. Craig
AB 2
R 3
H 2
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Houston Astros
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyler Greene, SS3000032 .000
    Jonathan Villar, SS2000013 .000
Marwin Gonzalez, 2B3020000 .625
    Jacob Elmore, 2B2010003 .333
Chris Carter, 1B3000013 .167
    Nate Freiman, 1B2110001 .571
Brett Wallace, 3B3000011 .167
    Brandon Laird, 3B1000011 .250
Justin Maxwell, CF2000020 .200
    George Springer, CF2001010 .333
Rick Ankiel, RF2010000 .500
    Jimmy Paredes, RF2100010 .200
J.D. Martinez, LF2000010 .250
    Jake Goebbert, LF0000100 .000
Carlos Corporan, C2010000 .500
    Carlos Perez, C2010002 .500
Marc Krauss, DH2010001 .667
   a- Chris Wallace, PH-DH1001000 .000
Totals36282112  
a-hit by pitch for Krauss in the 7th
Batting
2B - Marwin Gonzalez (1, Wainwright), Jacob Elmore (1, Butler), Nate Freiman (1, Browning), Rick Ankiel (1, Wainwright)
RBI - George Springer (2), Chris Wallace (1)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Clemens-Villar-Freiman
E - Nate Freiman (1, Throwing)
Houston Astros
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Philip Humber (L,0-1) 2111300 4.50
Sam Demel0444002 36.00
Joshua Zeid 1211000 4.50
Dallas Keuchel 1533020 27.00
C.J. Fick 2100000 0.00
Paul Clemens 2211211 4.50
HBP - Jackson (by C.J. Fick)
WP - Philip Humber (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Philip Humber 20-7, Sam Demel 13-7, Joshua Zeid 5-5, Dallas Keuchel 13-12, C.J. Fick 8-7, Paul Clemens 20-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Philip Humber 2-4, Joshua Zeid 2-1, Dallas Keuchel 1-0, C.J. Fick 4-2, Paul Clemens 4-1
Batters Faced - Philip Humber 10, Sam Demel 4, Joshua Zeid 5, Dallas Keuchel 8, C.J. Fick 8, Paul Clemens 10
St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jon Jay, CF3000004 .200
    Justin Christian, CF2000000 .000
Kolten Wong, 2B4220000 .333
    Starlin Rodriguez, 2B1000000 .000
Matt Holliday, LF3112011 .250
    Adron Chambers, LF2020000 .500
Allen Craig, DH2322100 .750
   a- Cody Stanley, PH-DH1000001 .000
   b- Jesus Montero, PH-DH1000011 .000
Yadier Molina, C2120100 .667
    Adam Ehrlich, PR0100000 .000
    Rob Johnson, C1000100 .000
    Audry Perez, C0000000 .000
David Freese, 3B3022000 .600
    Greg Garcia, PR-SS^1B2000000 .000
Ty Wigginton, 1B3000013 .000
    Ryan Jackson, 1B-SS1000001 .000
Shane Robinson, RF3122201 .600
Pete Kozma, SS-3B5122007 .375
Totals3910151053  
a-hit into fielder's choice for Craig in the 5th
b-struck out for Stanley in the 7th
Batting
2B - Kolten Wong (1, Demel), Adron Chambers (1, Clemens), David Freese (1, Humber), Shane Robinson (1, Zeid), Pete Kozma (1, Zeid)
HR - Matt Holliday (1, Demel), Allen Craig (1, Demel), Pete Kozma (1, Clemens)
RBI - Matt Holliday 2 (2), Allen Craig 2 (3), David Freese 2 (3), Shane Robinson 2 (2), Pete Kozma 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Shane Robinson 2 (2), Pete Kozma (1)
SB - Kolten Wong (1, 2nd base off Keuchel/Corporan)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Matt Holliday 1
PB - Rob Johnson (1)
E - Starlin Rodriguez (1, Misplayed grounder)
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Adam Wainwright (W,1-0) 2.2400030 0.00
Seth Maness (H,1) 1.1000030 0.00
Mitchell Boggs (H,1) 1100020 0.00
Jason Motte (H,1) 1000000 0.00
Kevin Siegrist (H,1) 1110120 0.00
Barret Browning (H,1) 1110020 0.00
Keith Butler 1100000 0.00
HBP - C. Wallace (by Kevin Siegrist), Goebbert (by Barret Browning)
WP - Barret Browning (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Adam Wainwright 17-17, Seth Maness 10-10, Mitchell Boggs 8-8, Jason Motte 3-3, Kevin Siegrist 14-9, Barret Browning 11-9, Keith Butler 4-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Wainwright 2-2, Jason Motte 1-2, Kevin Siegrist 2-0, Barret Browning 2-0, Keith Butler 2-1
Batters Faced - Adam Wainwright 11, Seth Maness 4, Mitchell Boggs 4, Jason Motte 3, Kevin Siegrist 7, Barret Browning 6, Keith Butler 4
Game Information
Attendance - 3727
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Chris Segal, Third Base - Sean Barber