Houston pitcher Paul Clemens, center, reacts as St. Louis' Pete Kozma, left, rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of an exhibition spring training game Monday in Jupiter, Fla. The Cardinals won 10-2. (Associated Press)
Last Modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 4:01 PM
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Matt Holliday and Allen Craig each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.
Craig was starting as the designated hitter because he has had a sore shoulder the past few days and has yet to play in the field. He reached base in all three at-bats, adding a walk and an RBI single in the fourth.
Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals' likely opening-day starter, allowed four hits while striking out three in 2 2/3 scoreless innings.
Phil Humber needed only eight pitches to retire the Cardinals in the first inninng, but he struggled with his control in the second. Humber walked the first two batters then allowed a RBI hit to David Freese.