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National League Game Summary - St. Louis at Atlanta



(Monday, May 5th)

Final Score: St. Louis 4, Atlanta 3

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Carpenter hit a two-run double and Shelby Miller pitched five-plus innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals hang on for a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves to open a three-game set.

Miller (4-2) was touched for two runs on six hits with a pair of walks and five strikeouts for the Cardinals, who have won their past two. Matt Holliday and Peter Bourjos each drove in a run.

"Any time you win a couple of games in a row, you feel like you can start to get on a roll," said Carpenter. "We certainly hope that's the case here. We get a little momentum and we start playing like we know we're capable of."

Aaron Harang (3-3) gave up four runs -- two earned -- on nine hits with a walk and six strikeouts over six innings for the Braves, who have dropped their past seven games. Ramiro Pena hit a solo home run in the loss.

"That's baseball. We're not really playing bad, just that's the way it goes sometimes," said Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton. "We're hitting the ball hard and some of them are falling, some of them are not. The ones we need to fall aren't falling right now. We just got to keep plugging away and keep the same approach. I thought we fought well tonight."

The game stayed scoreless until the fifth when the Cardinals went on top. Bourjos led off the frame with a single and moved to second as Andrelton Simmons misplayed a Mark Ellis grounder. A sac bunt from Miller moved the runners up and Carpenter stroked a double to right-center to score both runners. Holliday added an RBI single later in the frame for a 3-0 lead.

In the sixth, Allen Craig started the frame with an infield single and Jhonny Peralta followed with a base hit. Bourjos then punched a hit to right for a 4-0 lead.

The Cardinals loaded the bases later in the frame and appeared to score another run as Yadier Molina reached base when his grounder back to the mound deflected off Harang. Chris Johnson grabbed the ball and reached out his leg to tag third, but the runner was called safe and a man crossed the plate. The play was challenged, though, and reversed for the third out of the inning.

Atlanta cut its deficit in half in the bottom of the sixth. Justin Upton led off with a walk and Freddie Freeman followed with a single. Evan Gattis then singled to push one run across, and B.J. Upton's sac fly off Pat Neshek made it a 4-2 game.

Pena's solo home run in the seventh made it a one-run game, but the Braves stranded a man on second in the inning.

After Carlos Martinez pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning, Trevor Rosenthal got into some trouble in the ninth.

Simmons singled to start and moved to second on a sac bunt. After Pena flied out, Jason Heyward walked to put the go-ahead run on base, but Rosenthal got Justin Upton to look at strike three for his ninth save of the season.

Game Notes

The last time the Braves lost seven straight games was May 21-28, 2012, when they dropped eight in a row ... The Braves are 7-14 when the opponent scores first this season ... Atlanta was just 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base ... Atlanta took four of seven from St. Louis last season.

05/05 23:13:42 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CAR 3
TOR 1
 
2nd
DUKE 36
UCONN 30
 
Half
CHI 52
NYK 45
 
2nd
HOU 33
NOP 31
 
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
MIL
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
OKC
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
 
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
 
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
1st OT
SDKST 65
IDST 62
 
2nd
RIDE 57
MRGST 46
 
2nd
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
2nd
CHAR 46
APP 41
 
2nd
MISS 45
CCAR 51
 
2nd
DUKE 36
UCONN 30
 
2nd
BRAD 57
EUREK 31
 
2nd
PEAY 50
OAKC 36
 
2nd
JST 40
SMISS 20
 
Half
SD 27
MNTST 26
 
1st
UAB 19
LSU 14
 
1st
EVAN 13
OHIO 15
 
10:00pm Tonight
CSFU
CSDH
 
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ORST
DEP
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PAC
NEV
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USF
PORST
 
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IDAHO
WALLA
 
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UTST
CALST
 
3rd
PIT 0
COL 0
 
3rd
PHI 1
FLA 1
 
3rd
CAR 3
TOR 1
 
3rd
CLB 3
WAS 3
 
2nd
MON 0
ANA 1
 
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SJS
EDM
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LOS
STL
2nd
JAC 0
TEN 7