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Barmes had been a career .111 hitter against St. Louis (3 for 27) before putting the Astros ahead with a two-run homer in the second.
Consecutive two-out doubles by Holliday and Jay off Norris cut the gap to one in the fourth and Yadier Molina's two-out RBI single tied it in the sixth. Bourn's throw from center field to the plate was in plenty of time to catch Pujols trying to score from second, but rookie catcher Carlos Corporan couldn't handle a high bounce and went to make the tag without the ball.
Third baseman Chris Johnson started the St. Louis rally with fielding and throwing errors on Pujols' one-out bouncer.
Norris gave up one earned run in six innings, another strong start against a team he's 6-2 against for his career.
NOTES: St. Louis was 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position. ... Cardinals leadoff man Ryan Theriot, who entered in a 2-for-35 slump the previous nine games, batted second for the first time this season and was 0 for 4 with a walk. Replacement leadoff man Daniel Descalso struck out three times. ... Molina reached above the netting behind the plate to snare Norris' foul pop to end the second. ... Bourn singled twice and walked and is batting .411 (23 for 56) during a 12-game hitting streak.
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