Congratulations to Yadier Molina and David Freese, who reached the 20-HR plateau within 2 innings of each other tonight (Freese with a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 2nd and Yadi a solo number in the bottom of the 4th, both off Astro’s starter Lucas Harrell). This marks the first time in team history that 5 Cardinals have tallied 20+ HR in the same season, as Freese and Molina join Carlos Beltran (29), Matt Holliday (27) and Allen Craig (21). The Cardinals join the Baltimore Orioles (Adam Jones (29), Chris Davis (26), Matt Weiters (22), J.J. Hardy (21), Mark Reynolds (21)) and Chicago White Sox (Adam Dunn (39), A.J. Pierzynski (26), Alex Rios (24), Paul Konerko (23), Dayan Viciedo (21) ) in the 5×20 Club this season with a handful of other teams in striking distance of the feat. Meanwhile the Cardinals current opponent (Houston) and previous opponent (the Los Angeles Dodgers) are 2 of only 3 teams (Seattle is the 3rd) in baseball in the less illustrious 0×20 (zero-by-20) Club and the only 2 who fail to feature even 5 hitters with double digit HR totals this season (LA has 4 with 10+, Houston only 3).