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St.  Louis, MO  (SportsNetwork.com) -  In a  wild ninth  inning, a  wild pitch 
helped the Atlanta Braves salvage a game in St. Louis. 

With the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning, Ryan Doumit scored the 
deciding  run on a  wild pitch by Carlos Martinez to give the Braves a 6-5 win 
over the Cardinals in the finale of a three-game series. 

Freddie  Freeman  singled to  lead off  the ninth  and closer Trevor Rosenthal 
(0-2)  got  two quick outs  before Doumit knocked  a pinch-hit double into the 
right-field corner. 

Rosenthal,   attempting   to  convert  his   fourth  save  in  as  many  days, 
intentionally  walked Evan  Gattis and then walked Jordan Schafer in an eight- 
pitch at-bat to force in the tying run. 

Martinez  entered in relief of Rosenthal and uncorked a pitch in the dirt that 
allowed Doumit to cross home. 

"We grinded it out today," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. "It was nice to 
win this one and maybe it will help us in the right direction." 

David  Carpenter  (3-0) earned the win  after throwing 1 1/3 innings in relief 
and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 11th save of the season. 

Freeman  went 3-for-3  with a  homer, three  RBI and  two runs  scored. Braves 
starter Gavin Floyd allowed four runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in a 
no-decision. 

St.  Louis  starter Jaime Garcia, who  made his season debut after missing the 
majority of 2013 because of shoulder surgery, hurled seven innings and allowed 
four runs on five hits with five strikeouts. 

Kolten  Wong had three RBI and Matt Carpenter had two hits and three walks for 
the Cardinals, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. 

"It  would have  been a  big win,  no question,"  said Cardinals  manager Mike 
Matheny. "It's a tough one to lose." 

With  two outs  in the first, Freeman  welcomed Garcia back to service with an 
opposite-field homer to open the scoring. 

The  Cards put  up three in the  second after an unlikely miscue prolonged the 
inning. 

After  Jhonny  Peralta grounded into a  double play, Peter Bourjos struck out, 
but the ball got away from catcher Gerald Laird. 

Garcia  singled and Carpenter then walked before Wong cleared the bases with a 
double to left. 

Justin Upton's leadoff homer to left cut the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth. 

Matt  Adams got the  run back in the fifth with a sacrifice fly to center that 
plated Allen Craig. 

Following a single from Jason Heyward and a double from Upton, Freeman stroked 
a single into left that scored a pair and tied the game at 4-4. 

With  two outs  in the seventh, Peralta stepped  in and skied a pop fly out to 
center.  Schafer settled  under it,  but as  the ball  made its  way downward, 
Schafer  lost  it in the  sun and the  ball dropped to the  right of him for a 
double. 

Yadier Molina raced around from first and slid in safely to give the Cardinal
the lead. 

                                   Game Notes 

The Braves snapped a three-game losing streak to conclude a six-game road trip 
...  Atlanta went  1-for-4 with  runners in  scoring position  ... St.  Louis, 
meanwhile, went 1-for-13 with RISP and stranded 12 men on base. 

 
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