St. Louis Cardinals defeat Houston Astros, 11-2

Standing on-deck within Busch Stadium's creeping shadows, Cardinals left fielder Chris Duncan never saw Albert Pujols more clearly than on Saturday afternoon.

After starting the Cardinals first baseman with consecutive strikes, Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt needed six pitches to get rid of Pujols on a first-inning line drive to third base.

Three innings later the Cardinals first baseman popped out.

Pujols returned in the fifth inning with the bases loaded, one out...