HOUSTON -- Jedd Gyorko is providing enough power to keep banged-up St. Louis going.Gyorko and Tommy Pham each homered to help the Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 8-5 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.Gyorko has 11 of his 18 homers since July 18, including three in his past four games. Its helped keep St. Louis in the NL wild-card race despite injuries to top hitters like Matt Carpenter and Aledmys Diaz.The Cardinals got more bad news Tuesday: outfielder Matt Holliday and reliever Seth Maness are headed for the disabled list. Holliday will have surgery on his right thumb and could miss the remainder of the regular season, while Maness will have Tommy John surgery, likely sidelining him until 2018.Which means Gyorkos bat is becoming all the more important for the Cardinals, who have a one-game lead for the second NL wild-card spot.When he gets going, hes amazing, manager Mike Matheny said. You just dont know when hes going to hit you. When he gets into a good rhythm hes going to sneak up there and do some damage.The Cardinals roughed up ace Dallas Keuchel (7-12) to overcome a rocky outing from starter Jaime Garcia (10-8). Garcia gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings, including three home runs.It was one of those games where it was a grind for me, Garcia said. I didnt have my best stuff, but the guys picked me up, came through for me and we got the `W so thats all that matters.Seung Hwan Oh pitched a scoreless ninth, striking out three, for his 12th save.Keuchel had his second rough start in the last two weeks. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner allowed six runs and six hits in five innings Tuesday after allowing seven runs in five innings in Detroit on July 31, matching his season high for runs allowed.This is probably the most frustrating loss of the season because of the way we bounced back and got four runs off Jaime and had a lead at home, Keuchel said. I just have to be better than that.Houstons Alex Bregman hit his first major league home run in the first in his 78th career at-bat. Houston erased a 2-0 first-inning deficit with Bregmans homer, a solo homer from Marwin Gonzalez and an RBI single from Jose Altuve.The Cardinals evened the score 4-4 in the fifth with Phams two-run homer and later extended the lead to 8-4 when Gyorko homered off reliever Pat Neshek for his 18th of the season.Yadier Molina added two RBI for St. Louis despite going 0 for 4.Jason Castro had a solo home run for Houston in the sixth.Altuve singled in the ninth for his 1,000th career hit, becoming the fastest player in franchise history to reach the milestone, doing it in 786 games. Cesar Cedeno previously held the record, reaching 1,000 hits in 889 games, one game faster than Jeff Bagwell.TRAINING ROOMCardinals: Holliday will have surgery Wednesday on his right thumb. Holliday was hit by a pitch against the Cubs last Thursday and could be sidelined through September. ... The Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis.Astros: P Lance McCullers (elbow soreness) will take another week away from throwing, manager A.J. Hinch said. McCullers was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 3. ... IF Luis Valbuena (hamstring) ran bases Tuesday and took batting practice, with expectations of starting a rehab assignment soon. Valbuena strained his right hamstring on July 27. ... OF Colby Rasmus did light conditioning Tuesday for the first time after undergoing a procedure last Wednesday to remove a cyst in his right ear. He was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 7 and hopes to return around the start of September.UP NEXTCardinals: Carlos Martinez (10-7, 3.34) will try to get his first win in four starts. He has a 7.36 ERA across his first two August starts after entering the month with a 2.99 ERA on the season.Astros: Doug Fister (11-7, 3.61) looks to replicate earlier success against St. Louis. He allowed five hits and two runs in 7 1/3 innings against the Cardinals on June 14, earning the win. He also won his last start against Minnesota despite allowing five runs and eight hits in seven innings. Cheap Adidas Shoes .Y. -- Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers had no intention of changing his hard-hitting style before taking part in a disciplinary hearing for his illegal check to New Jersey forward Dainius Zubrus head. Discount Adidas Shoes Uk . After slipping from the summit during the week, the Gunners overcame struggling Crystal Palace 2-0 on Sunday thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlains second-half brace. http://www.cheapadidasshoesuk.com/ . Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. 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The Impact (9-5-4) are without a win and have conceded 12 goals in their last four games, dropping from top spot in Major League Soccers Eastern Conference to a tie for second place, although they have two games in hand on first-place Kansas City. The slump happened amidst a midsummer rise in temperatures, which the coach said was no coincidence. "Ive learned that certain players cant play when its hot and humid," said Schallibaum. "Weve seen that the last three or four games." That may affect his decisions on who will be in the line-up on Saturday night when the Impact play host to slumping Dallas, who have gone six games without a win. It would be hard to find a player who didnt wilt in the New York heat, but it seemed especially to hit the back line. Ineffective midfilder Andres Romero was subbed out in the first half. Midfielder Patrice Bernier said its matter of adapting to the heat. "We just got summer here, while most of the teams have been playing in 30 degrees with humidity for the last month or two," he said. "You can say it shouldnt be a factor, but it is. "When its 90 per cent humidity and youre drained just after warm-up, you come into the game and youre not as fresh as you usually are. Now we have weather that puts us on a level playing field because were training in the heat. Houston trains in this every day." Added fullback Hassoun Camara: "The weather is hot, but it is good to suffer together." Even the post-practice media session got a little hot when Schallibaum was asked about a report on the Spanish-language side of the MLS website that he was about to be sacked. The Impact denied the report, which quoted a radio station in Colombia. Schallibaum called it "unprofesssional," and said it "hurt a little" to see some people taking it seriously.dddddddddddd "People have short memories these days," he said. "They seem to have forgotten that we are (near) the top of the standings, that we won the Canadian Championship and that, by winning the cup, we made it to the (CONCACAF) champions league. "We know we didnt play well in New York. We conceded four goals. But we know we have to bounce back." Saputo had scheduled a news conference for Monday, but postponed it until Wednesday after the loss so he could talk to the players first. Schallibaum said he and sporting director Nick De Santis already met with Saputo and came away reassured. "Like us, hes not happy with the results," said Schallibaum. "We met and it was very constructive, no panic. "They recognize what the club has done up to now. The message was that we have to bounce back. Thats normal." Schallibaum confirmed that, rather than being fired, he is in talks for an extension to the one-year contract he signed for this season. Saputo was to speak to the players Tuesday afternoon. What he will say to the media is uncertain. He is to review the first half of the season and make announcements regarding the 2014 season. It was not known if there will be player signings or releases. The one bit of positive news this week was that Bernier was selected for the MLS all-star game. The all-stars will play a friendly against Italian club AS Roma in Kansas City on July 31. Striker Marco Di Vaio had already made the starting 11 through a video game promotion. Bernier said he got the news on Monday while visiting a zoo with a family. "It was a nice surprise," he said. "You get to meet the other players who are stars on their teams in a relaxed atmosphere. "And the next day, we are adversaries again. But to get to play a team like Roma doesnt happen every day." Bernier thanked Schallibaum, who has the 33-year-old playing in a more defensive position at the back of the midfield this season, where he has excelled. A team spokesman said Di Vaio has returned to Italy to attend to a family matter but is expected back by the end of the week. ' ' '