St. Louis 4, Atlanta 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 40689

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
St. Louis 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 84-62 44-28 40-34 L2
St. Louis 78-67 40-34 38-33 W4

Recap


Lance Berkman recorded two hits and an RBI as the St. Louis Cardinals built an early four-run lead and held on for a 4-3 triumph over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

Rafael Furcal added two hits and scored a run for the Cardinals, who climbed within 5 1/2 games of Atlanta in the National League wild-card race. St. Louis also closed within six games of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.

Jaime Garcia (12-7) allowed three runs over six innings en route to his second straight win following a six-start drought. Jason Botte worked a scoreless ninth for his fourth save in seven chances.

Furcal led off the first inning with a single, stole second and scored on Albert Pujols' one-out single. David Freese had an RBI double later in the frame and Berkman added one of his own in the third for a 3-0 lead.

Yadier Molina's RBI single later in the third proved crucial as Freddie Freeman belted a two-run homer in the fourth and Brian McCann plated a run an inning later with a single to draw Atlanta within 4-3.

Atlanta's Derek Lowe (9-14) yielded four runs in six innings. The veteran fell to 1-8 lifetime against St. Louis.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   St. Louis
Derek Lowe Player Jaime Garcia
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 4
9 Hits 8
6.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Atlanta   St. Louis
Freddie Freeman Player Lance Berkman
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 9 1 12 .250 15 7 3 1 2 0
St. Louis 9 0 13 .290 9 8 4 2 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .532 after a win and .544 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Braves have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .581 after a loss.
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