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Major League Baseball
• The Astros defeated the Cardinals, 4-1 on Thursday night, snapping their streak of six consecutive road losses in LCS play, dating back to 1986. Only three other teams lost six straight LCS road games: the Red Sox (1988-99), Cubs (1984-89), and Dodgers (1983-88).
When the NLCS continues at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, the Cardinals will take a shot at tying that same record. St. Louis has lost its last five LCS road games -- two in San Francisco in 2002, three in Houston last year.