Stl 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Atl 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 X 5
Date of game: 7/28/2013

Recap: Atlanta vs. St. Louis

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI and Chris Johnson added three hits and three runs scored as the Atlanta Braves downed the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-2, to complete a three-game sweep at Turner Field.

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Joey Terdoslavich added an RBI single for the Braves, who have gone 6-4 since the All-Star break to improve to 60-45.

"We played well. We were able to beat up a good ball club. It is always nice to get a series win," said Braves outfielder Justin Upton.

Kris Medlen (7-10) gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out four over six innings to snap a three-start losing streak. Craig Kimbrel needed just eight pitches to notch his NL-best 31st save of the season.

Shelby Miller (10-7) was charged with three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over 5 2/3 innings to absorb his first loss since June 28.

"You never want to go into a place and get swept. We were battling the whole time. It's not like we had a terrible series, we just didn't come out on top in any of the games. There were some tough losses," said Miller.

Miller also had two hits, including an RBI double, and Carlos Beltran drove in a run for the Cardinals, who were swept for just the second time all season.

Atlanta took a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Johnson laced a two-out single down the right-field line and made his way to third when the ball skipped past Beltran in the corner. Simmons then cracked a base hit to center to score Johnson.

Heyward smashed a leadoff homer in the third to put the Braves up 2-0.

The Cardinals tied the game in the fifth. Pete Kozma ripped a one-out double to right then scored after Miller laced a double to the right-center gap to put the Cards on the board. Beltran then dropped a base hit into shallow left field to score Miller.

The Braves took the lead with a pair of runs in the sixth. Johnson and Simmons reached on back-to-back two-out singles before Terdoslavich sent a grounder through the hole on the left side to push Johnson across. Heyward followed with an RBI single of his own to make it 4-2.

Atlanta tacked on one more in the eighth. Johnson doubled, and after Simmons flew out, Reed Johnson bounced an infield single to the left side. Kozma fired a dart to first but Allen Craig was unable to hold on to the throw and Chris Johnson came around to score.

Game Notes

Chris Johnson, who has hit safely in six straight games, passed Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (.334) for the NL lead in batting average at .338 ... Atlanta went 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... St. Louis was swept by the Texas Rangers June 21-23 ... Game time: 2:58.

Butler hopes to build on PFL title

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Butler University has completed an 11-game football schedule for this year by adding a fifth home game against Taylor University on Sept. 20.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Red Sox activate Victorino

The Boston Red Sox activated outfielder Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Alex Wilson to Triple-A Pawtucket.

McRoberts fined $20K for hard foul on James

The NBA has fined Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts $20,000 for his hard foul on LeBron James in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.

Habs sign Carr, Crisp to contracts

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday the signings of forward Daniel Carr to a two-year contract and forward Connor Crisp to a three-year deal.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.