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|Molina's Bat Paces Cardinals' 10-5 Win Over Astros
|ST. LOUIS (AP)--Slow-footed catcher Yadier Molina was a triple shy of the cycle for the second time in three games and Kyle McClellan ended an eight-game victory drought in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-5 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Trailing 8-1, Carlos Lee made it interesting with his 16th career grand slam in the eighth off P.J. Walters, cutting the gap to three runs before St. Louis answered with two runs. He's tied for ninth on the career list with Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Dave Kingman and second on the active list, trailing only Alex Rodriguez' 21.
Colby Rasmus, the Cardinals' player mentioned most in rumors heading into the trade deadline, homered for the second straight day with three RBIs.
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