Atlanta 7, St. Louis 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 12, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 44157

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 21-13 8-5 13-8 W2
St. Louis 20-13 8-6 12-7 L2

Recap


Braves 7, Cardinals 2: Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings and drove in a run as visiting Atlanta won for the sixth time in the past eight games.

Brian McCann added two hits and two RBIs and light-hitting outfielder Michael Bourn slugged a solo homer for the Braves.

Beachy (4-1) surrendered one run on two hits while striking out six and walking four.

The 25-year old right-hander ran into some trouble in the sixth when he loaded the bases with none out on a single and a pair of walks. Beachy limited the damage to Allen Craig’s sacrifice fly and got out of the jam with a double play.

Atlanta did not let opposing starter Adam Wainwright (2-4) off the hook quite so easily. The Braves loaded the bases on two singles and a walk in the first inning and pushed two runs across as Dan Uggla and McCann each drew bases-loaded walks.

McCann singled in another run in the third and Atlanta chased Wainwright in the fifth, when Tyler Pastornicky and Beachy delivered back-to-back RBI singles.

Bourn, who has homered twice in each of the past two seasons and topped out at five blasts in 2008, took the first pitch from left-hander J.C. Romero out to right in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rafael Furcal recorded a pair of hits, drove in a run and scored a run for the Cardinals. … Wainwright, who was charged with five runs on nine hits and five walks, had a two-start winning streak snapped. … The Braves conclude their current nine-game road trip Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   St. Louis
Brandon Beachy Player Adam Wainwright
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.1
6 Strikeouts 5
2 Hits 9
1.50 ERA 10.38
Hitting
Atlanta   St. Louis
Michael Bourn Player Rafael Furcal
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 13 1 17 .325 29 10 7 7 0 1
St. Louis 5 0 7 .172 9 9 2 4 0 0

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 .615 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Braves have a W/L % of .650 after a win and .571 after a loss.