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HOUSTON -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tinkered with his lineup on Tuesday night, moving Matt Holliday from the No. 3 spot to fifth in the order for the first time this season. He isnt sure how long hell stay with this configuration, but after the night Allen Craig had, Matheny certainly has no plans to move him out of the fourth spot. Craig homered and tied a career-high with four hits and had three RBIs, and Carlos Beltran and David Freese both added a homer as the Cardinals got back on track by rolling to a 13-5 win over the Houston Astros. "Thats hard to mess with when Allen has the protection that he has," Matheny said. "Those other guys are getting on base in front of him and hes doing a great job of driving them in. Its not what I want to fool around with too much." Craig was glad to hear that, but said he isnt too concerned about those things. "I definitely like hitting fourth, but weve got so many good hitters on this team, and I dont really have the privilege to care about where Im hitting," he said. The Cardinals managed just seven runs combined in a three-game sweep by the Texas Rangers, the first time they were swept this season. On Tuesday, they piled up the same number of runs in the fourth inning alone, powered by a three-run triple by Matt Carpenter. But Matheny said he wasnt bothered by the rough weekend because of the consistency his offence has shown all season. "Youre going to have tough weekends because there are good teams out there and very good pitchers and sometimes its just hard to pull it off," he said. "Our guys went out and kind of did the same thing that they usually do." Jake Westbrook (4-2) didnt allow a hit until the sixth inning and yielded four hits and four runs in six innings in his third start since coming off the disabled list. "As well as I was pitching it was a little disappointing," Westbrook said of his difficult sixth inning. "In my eyes I felt like I should have pitched a little bit better in that inning. But the offence was great tonight and really picked me up and picked us up as a team, so that was good to see." Matt Dominguez got Houstons first hit of the game on a towering home run to left field. Brett Wallace added a two-run triple in that inning in his first game back from Triple-A. Houston starter Lucas Harrell (5-8) entered the game with a 1.73 ERA in four starts this month, but things went wrong quickly. He allowed seven hits and seven runs with four walks in 3 1-3 innings. "I left the ball up, and when you leave the ball up against a team that hits theyre going to hit," Harrell said. Craig extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single to start the second before Matt Holliday ended a 0 for 11 slump with a single. Adams grounded into a double play before Harrell walked Freese. He escaped the jam when Jon Jay grounded into a force out to end the inning. Harrell struck out the side in the third before trouble began in the fourth. Beltran opened the fourth with a double and scored on a single by Craig to make it 1-0. Holliday and Matt Adams walked before a one-out, bases-loaded walk by Jay made it 2-0. Pete Kozmas RBI single pushed the lead to 3-0. Carpenters three-run triple sailed just out of reach of a diving Justin Maxwell in right-centre and left St. Louis up 6-0. Maxwell crashed violently into the grass on the play and was taken out of the game and replaced by J.D. Martinez. The team said Maxwell had a concussion. A run-scoring single by Yadier Molina wrapped up the scoring for that inning and chased Harrell. He was replaced by Dallas Keuchel, who struck out the next two batters to end the inning. Chris Carter walked to start the second inning, but Westbrook got back on track after that, retiring the next 12 batters. The Astros didnt have another baserunner until the homer by Dominguez to start the sixth. Barnes walked and Jose Altuve singled before the triple by Wallace scored them to make it 9-3. Houston got within 9-4 on a sacrifice fly by Jason Castro. Carlos Pena doubled with two outs, but Westbrook limited the damage by retiring Martinez. Beltran launched a 73 mph curveball into the Crawford Boxes in left field for a two-run home run -- his 18th of the season -- to make it 9-0 in the sixth inning. Freese pushed the lead to 11-4 when he hit his fifth homer of the season off Travis Blackley in the seventh. Craigs two-run homer off Josh Fields made it 13-4 in the eighth. Houston added a run on an RBI single by Ronny Cedeno in the ninth. NOTES: The two-game series wraps up on Wednesday when Houstons Erik Bedard opposes Lance Lynn. ... Matheny said he had a couple of conversations with Holliday before moving him down in the order. "Its just a matter of trying to get some things going in a positive direction," Matheny said. "I think we need to be proactive in trying to make it happen. Not that that changes his approach or anything else but were going to try to make some changes to see if we can jumpstart it." Beltran hit in his place. ... Matheny said he has had a couple of good talks with ace Adam Wainwright since the pitcher lost his cool after being pulled in the seventh inning of a loss to Texas on Sunday. He said he was never mad at him and that he appreciates the intensity Wainwright shows on the mound. "I understand the whole dynamic," Matheny said. "I think he was frustrated and I think he kind of let his emotions get the best of him. That once again led to some great opportunities for us to have conversations together, and for him to have conversations with some guys on our team and some of the younger players about this." ... The Cardinals will skip Joe Kellys spot in the rotation because they have two days off this week. The rest of the rotation will remain the same. ... The Astros also changed their rotation because of two off days and will skip Keuchel. ... The Astros recalled infielders Wallace and Jake Elmore from Triple-A Oklahoma City. They take the roster spots of shortstop Marwin Gonzalez, who was optioned to Oklahoma City on Monday, and left-hander Wade LeBlanc, who was designated for assignment. Nike Air Max 270 React Electro Green . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick. Nike Air Max 270 React Black . - Maynor Figueroa headed in a late goal to give Honduras a 1-1 draw with the United States in an international friendly Tuesday. . Curlings version of the Ryder Cup will introduce a new format beginning with the 2015 event, set for Jan. 8 to 11 in Calgary, as itll be Team Canada taking on Team Europe this season and in the 2017 event, while itll be Team Canada against Team World (including the U. Air Max 270 Just Do It Black .com) - Even-money favorite Liams Map proved a little too tough down the stretch and won Saturdays $100,000 Harlans Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Air Max 270 React Bauhaus AO4971-002 . Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game on TSN Jets at 6:30pm ct/7:30pm et. The game is also avialable on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg at 7pm ct.STANFORD, Calif. -- The Denver Broncos retired John Elways No. 7 jersey four months after he announced his playing career was over in 1999. The following year, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. And the Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed the quarterback in his first year of eligibility. The one honour Elway never thought would come will take place Thursday night. Thirty years after he graduated from the university, Stanford will finally retire Elways iconic No. 7 jersey at halftime of its game against second-ranked Oregon. Hell join Jim Plunkett (No. 16) and Ernie Nevers (No. 1) as the only players whose jerseys have been enshrined by the program. "Realizing the history, it wasnt something that happened a whole lot at Stanford. And thats why it was a great surprise and thrill to learn when coach David Shaw called me a few months ago and told me that they were going to retire the number," Elway said by phone this week. "I think that makes it so much more special now than if theyd done it earlier." Stanford always has been selective with bestowing such an honour. Nevers jersey was retired in 1970, some 45 years after he led Stanford to a Rose Bowl victory over Notre Dame. Nearly 21 years after he became Stanfords only Heisman Trophy winner, Plunketts jersey was retired by the school in November 1991. Nobody at Stanford really knows why it took so long for Elways jersey to be retired. The Cardinal quarterback was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1983 NFL draft and one of the most celebrated athletes in school history. Shaw said he started asking the question when he was a wide receiver at Stanford in the early 1990s and asked again after he was promoted from offensive co-ordinator to head coach in January 2011. In the past year, after Bernard Muir took over as athletic director, those conversations escalated. "I remember thinking about when I was here. I came in, one of my friends, (quarterback) Mark Butterfield, was wearing No. 7. I said, Why the hell are you wearing No. 7?" Shaw said. "Mark had a great senior year and was great and I just kept thinking, Nobody should be wearing No. 7. "And I came back as a coach, Toby (Gerhart), great player, Why is he wearing No. 7? The last couple years I kept going around and I talked to some of our historian people, I talked to Bernard and I said, We have to do this. He was completely on board. And everybody I talked to said, Yeah, why havent we doone that? There was no malicious intent.dddddddddddd I think it was just one of those things." Shaw said he has spoken to Muir about developing a standard for future numbers to be retired. Muir declined to discuss what the process might entail. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery and defensive end Aziz Shittu both wear No. 7 currently. Whenever they graduate or if they decide to switch numbers next season, nobody at Stanford will ever wear No. 7 again. The irony is that Elway, now the executive vice-president of the Broncos, never intended to wear that number. He wore No. 11 in high school and, in a story he has told many times over the years, a defensive back at Stanford already had taken that number there. Elway said he chose No. 7 over No. 12, which were the only numbers available, "because few athletes wore the number." Now quarterbacks at every level, including Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wear that number in Elways honour. Elway threw for 9,349 yards and 77 touchdowns while completing 62 per cent of his passes at Stanford. He held nearly every major passing record -- most of them since shattered by Andrew Luck -- when he left school. Elway still owns the single-game record with six touchdown passes in a 54-13 win against Oregon State on Nov. 1, 1980. Elway was the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year in 1980 and 1982, when he also was a consensus All-American. After the Cardinal lost at rival California on the infamous lateral play in his final collegiate game, Elway finished second to Herschel Walker in the 1982 Heisman Trophy voting. "We had the highs and lows when I was at Stanford," said Elway, who led the Broncos to five Super Bowl appearances and two titles during his NFL career. Stanford footballs recent renaissance, which includes three straight BCS bowl appearances, surely helped bring more attention to Elways cause -- and it could help others soon. Stanford greats such as Bobby Garrett, Frankie Albert, John Brodie, Gerhart and Luck are among the top candidates to have their jerseys retired. Shaw said he already has spoken with Gerhart about entering the schools hall of fame, though he wouldnt commit to a similar jersey retirement. He has not allowed any player to wear Lucks No. 12 since the quarterback graduated after the 2011 season. "I dont know what their plans are," Elway said. "Maybe this one opens the door for others to be retired." ' ' '

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