Cardinals shut out in Houston, take two out of three

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 10:03 p.m. CDT; updated 2:26 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 27, 2012

HOUSTON — Bud Norris pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since May 21, and Jose Altuve homered as the Houston Astros avoided a sweep with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, who are vying for the second NL wild card, on Wednesday night.