Jupiter, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Adams hit a two-run shot, part of a three-homer barrage which lifted St. Louis over Houston by a 6-3 count in Grapefruit League play.
Jhonny Peralta and Matt Holliday also contributed solo blasts, and Yadier Molina added two hits with an RBI for the Cardinals.
Joe Kelly fanned five and walked four over his five-plus inning stint on the mound, but won after limiting Houston to two runs on as many hits.
Robbie Grossman and Jesus Guzman drove in a run each, with Marc Krauss working a pair of walks for the Astros.
Jerome Williams surrendered nine hits and six runs over only four full frames in defeat.