Lance Lynn pitched five solid innings for the Cardinals, giving up just two hits and one run over that span. Matt Carpenter got St. Louis on the scoreboard with a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and Carlos Beltran hit a solo shot in the sixth. Beltran and Yadier Molina had multi-hit afternoons.
Atlanta got one run in the ninth to pull to within 4-3 and had the bases loaded with just one out, but St. Louis managed to escape the jam.
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