Cardinals come up short in series finale against Atlanta
ATLANTA - On Wednesday, the stage was set for the series finale between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals even had an opportunity to complete the series sweep, but came up just short.
The bats were quiet though through three innings for both teams. Things changed in the bottom of the fourth inning though, Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman sent one over the wall in left center, bringing Ender Inciarte home, and the Braves had a 2-0 lead.
In the next inning, the Cardinals were next to strike, courtesy of a Harrison Bader homer to left, and the Cardinals trailed the Braves, 2-1.
Atlanta would also attack in the fifth inning, scoring on a wild pitch, a single to right and a stolen base. After five innings of play, Atlanta led St. Louis, 5-1.
However, in the sixth inning Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina singled to left, scoring José Martínez and moving Jedd Gyorko over to second. The Cardinals continued to trail the Braves, 5-2.
Later in the game, the Cardinals would tack on another run in the eighth inning, but Atlanta homered once more in the same inning, and Atlanta defeated St. Louis, 7-3.
St. Louis will head back to Busch Stadium on Friday to open up a weekend series against the San. Francisco Giants. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.