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Westbrook allowed just the one run on seven hits over six innings of work.
"The Astros have a good hitting team and a lot of guys who have done good against me," Westbrook said. "I was able to battle through and get to the sixth."
Fernando Salas struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save in 22 opportunities.
Myers (3-11) settled down after the Pujols' blast, allowing just Freese's solo shot with two-out in the sixth. He gave up 11 hits but just the three runs with no walks and four strikeouts in eight innings of work while falling to 0-4 in the month of July.
"It's an example of how things have been going for us," Myers said.
NOTES: Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker is batting .368 in July (21-for-57). ... Houston's Jose Altuve reached on an infield single in the first. Altuve has now hit safely in his first six Major League games, one shy of Russ Johnson's team record of seven games to start a career set in 1997. ... Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman was back in the lineup after missing a game to rest a sore shoulder, but left before the start of the fifth inning after going 0-for-2 to snap an eight-game hitting streak. ... Bourn has been one bright spot on the trip. He stole his Major League leading 38th base Tuesday and is 10-for-23 in his last five games (.476).
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