Atlanta 9, St. Louis 7

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Mike Winters,
Attendance - 45190

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 9 13 0
St. Louis 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 7 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 20-13 8-5 12-8 W1
St. Louis 20-12 8-5 12-7 L1

Recap


Braves 9, Cardinals 7 (12):
Jason Heyward belted a two-run homer in the 12th inning as visiting Atlanta ended St. Louis' four-game winning streak with its fifth victory in seven outings.
 
Carlos Beltran homered twice among his four hits for the Cardinals, who honored former manager Tony La Russa prior to the game by retiring his No. 10. La Russa was at the helm in St. Louis for 16 seasons, guiding the club to a World Series title in 2011 before announcing his retirement.
 
After Chipper Jones led off the 12th inning with a walk, Heyward deposited a fastball from Kyle McClellan (0-1) over the wall in center field for his fifth homer of the season.
 
Livan Hernandez (1-0) picked up the win despite walking four in two innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out a pair in the 12th for his 11th save.
 
After launching a solo homer in the fourth inning to cut Atlanta's lead to 5-2, Beltran led off the eighth his fifth blast in four contests to tie the game at 7-7. The blasts marked Beltran's third multi-homer game in 10 days.
 
Dan Uggla homered and Brian McCann and rookie Tyler Pastornicky ripped RBI doubles for the Braves.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: A giant "10" was cut in the grass in short center field in tribute to La Russa. ... Allen Craig belted his fourth homer since returning from the disabled list. ... Atlanta starter Mike Minor, who yielded six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings, has allowed 21 runs in his last three starts. ... Eric Hinske was ejected in the eighth inning after he was called out on strikes. Hinske tossed his bat in disgust after the call. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   St. Louis
Mike Minor Player Jaime Garcia
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 5.2
7 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 9
11.57 ERA 6.35
Hitting
Atlanta   St. Louis
Michael Bourn Player Carlos Beltran
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 4
0 HR 2
4 TB 13
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 13 2 24 .271 18 9 7 6 0 0
St. Louis 13 4 29 .283 18 13 7 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Braves have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .571 after a loss.