Pete Kozma homered for the second consecutive game, and the Cardinals extended their win streak over Houston to nine games and won their seventh of eight overall, 6-1, Monday night.
Kozma knocked his first big-league home run Sunday, and capped a three-run inning Monday after Daniel Descalso opened the scoring with an RBI-triple. Kozma drove in Descalso and the Cards extended their NL Wild Card lead to three games with eight to play.
Lance Lynn threw seven innings and struck out nine batters for his 17th win.
St. Louis continues the series Tuesday with Jaime Garcia facing Lucas Harrell, with pregame coverage on KTGR starting at 6:10 PM.
Jon Jay made an unbelievable highlight catch in the win, click below to see the replay.