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Astros 5, Cardinals 2: Fister helps himself on the mound and at-bat

Doug Fister did it all for the Astros on Tuesday.

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It was the Doug Fister show on Tuesday at Busch Stadium as the Houston Astros battled the St. Louis Cardinals. Fister pitched into the eighth inning and drove in two runs in a 5-2 win for the Astros.

There was plenty of nostalgia as the Astros returned to facing a National League Central team but the Astros looked right at home.

Matt Adams got the Cardinals on the board first with a solo home run in the second inning. The Astros answered back with some small ball. Carlos Gomez, Marwin Gonzalez singled and were moved over a base by Doug Fister. George Springer grounded out to third, allowing Gomez to score.

Colby Rasmus put Houston in front in the fifth inning as his ninth home run of the season. It must have been a special moment for Rasmus who hadn't play in Busch Stadium since being traded by the Cardinals in 2011.

The Astros weren't don't scoring in the fifth. Carlos Gomez singled, stole second and scored on a Marwin Gonzalez. Gonzalez attempted to steal third after failing to move on a Fister bunt but was thrown out by Yadier Molina.

St. Louis got one run back in the sixth inning with a Brandon Moss home run. Moss went the other way with a sinker in the location that Fister wanted it to be, I guess all Fister can do was tip his cap.

The Astros continued to play on in the seventh inning. Rasmus and Gomez reached on a single and a fielding error respectively. Doug Fister came to bat with two out. Before you could ask "why is Doug Fister batting?", Fister smacked a solid single up the middle to score both runners.

Tony Sipp, Ken Giles, and Will Harris combined to shut the door on the Red Birds. Harris picked up fourth save of the season.