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HOUSTON -- Its all going wrong at once for the Houston Astro

HOUSTON -- Its all going wrong at once for the Houston Astros.Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Astros right-hander Doug Fister had another tough start and St. Louis beat Houston 8-2 on Wednesday.Weve got to play better if we expect to make a push here, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. The big numbers weve given up are obviously not helpful. On the offensive side, the more that we swing outside of the strike zone to try to do too much, we see some rough things. Its a tough league, tough schedule, and if we want to make a point of this season being a little more memorable, we need to be better.Fister (11-8) gave up four runs, seven hits and a walk while striking three in four innings.Fister has allowed four or more runs five times in his past 10 starts after reaching that mark once in his first 14 outings this season.It was a disappointing day, Fister said. Any loss is a tough loss to swallow. I felt good today. I felt strong, I felt in control, but they put a few good swings on balls, and the ball bounced their way today.Alex Bregman drove in Teoscar Hernandez with a single in the sixth. The rookie has seven RBI in the last 11 games and is batting .312 in that time.Houston has been outscored 29-11 during a four-game losing streak and surrendered eight or more runs in three straight games for the first time this season.We have confidence in the group of guys that we have here, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said. We know we can get it done, and hopefully, we can do that for the rest of the year.Jeremy Hazelbaker and Brandon Moss hit home runs, and the Cardinals have won four straight. They have a slim lead for the second NL wild-card spot over the Pirates and Marlins.Martinez (11-7) pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, allowing a run while striking out seven. He retired 15 of the first 16 batters before giving up a leadoff double to Hernandez in the sixth. Martinez leads St. Louis pitchers with 11 starts of seven or more innings.Every day I go out on the hill focused on my work and ready to go through nine innings hopefully, Martinez said. Some days theres bad days, some days theres good days like today I stayed focused and I felt really good. I feel like its just part of the game and I went out and did the best I could.Martinez had allowed 14 runs over his previous three starts.Hes been impressive, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. I enjoy watching guys improve. When you see him pitch like that and maintain like that thats improvement.St. Louis is averaging 7.5 runs per game during this winning streak and began its offensive frenzy Wednesday in the third inning against starter Doug Fister.Eight Cardinals batted in the three-run third, highlighted by Stephen Piscottys two-run single and Yadier Molinas RBI double.Hazelbaker bashed a 3-2 pitch from Fister in the fourth for his first home run since July 29. Moss blew it open in the seventh with a three-run homer off Tony Sipp.Moss has hit four home runs in his last six games, while leading the Cardinals with 22.Seems like everybody discounted everything he did before he got to us, Matheny said. That was a bunch of homers. Then he comes over smoking the ball and not getting anything for it. You could just see where he was trending and where he continues to trend. This guys got legitimate big power.St. Louis has 49 home runs since the All-Star break to lead the National League.UP NEXTAstros: RHP Joe Musgrove (1-0, 1.47 ERA) starts against Baltimore on Thursday after getting his first major league win against Toronto on Friday.Kyle Richardson Jersey . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. 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It works in pretty easily like that.The only hard and fast rule is Dryden chooses jockeys for horses trained out of Canberra where he is based and Collings picks riders for horses trained at Goulburn.The pair will both be at Warwick Farm to help handle lively sprinter Beau Tirage.Hes a bit of handful, Dryden said.For some reason or another his first run hes fresh and hes a pretty strong big boy.Despite his good first-up record of two wins from three starts, Dryden is not expecting too much from Beau Tirage after almost six months away from racing.Im happy with the horse hes going nicely, but hell probabbly benefit from the run, Dryden said.ddddddddddddTheres nothing like a bit of match conditioning.With apprentice jockey Andrew Adkins two-kilogram claim, Beau Tirage gets in with 57kg.Dryden believes it is a harsh weight for a horse with three country wins to his name from 12 starts.I cant start him in the bush and in Sydney Im racing against the better horses and meeting them at their terms, Dryden said.Im no fan of the benchmark system.Beau Tirage was bought as a weanling by Jamie Middleton of Redbank North Stud.He races him in partnership with Mike and Bev Abbott and Drydens former vet Kim Jacobs.Mike Abbotts wife is in a wheelchair and she just loves this horse, Dryden said.I take him to the metropolitan meetings as often as I can and then if theyve got to make a trip they do but I try to bring him down to them if I can.Beau Tirage is the $7 second favourite behind the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Dongxing Princess who is at $5. 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