Houston Astros defeat St. Louis Cardinals, 9-6

Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse's short-term troubles with messy innings this season are rooted in his long-term search for the pitcher he once was.

Lohse, the only Cardinals starter without a win, let one inning capsize his entire game Wednesday as the Houston Astros' romped to a 9-6 victory at Busch Stadium.

The last-place Astros arrived with the worst offense in the majors, and yet they feasted on Lohse for 10 hits and nine runs through his five innings. An error by...