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Atlanta,  GA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Chris  Johnson hit  an RBI  single in  the 
eighth  inning  to help  the Atlanta  Braves to a  2-1 win  over the St. Louis 
Cardinals in the second of a three-game set from Turner Field. 

Justin  Upton  hit a  solo home run  for the Braves,  who snapped a seven-game 
losing streak. 

Gavin Floyd pitched seven innings in the start and gave up one run on six hits 
with  two  walks and  five strikeouts.  David Carpenter (2-0)  got the win for 
tossing a perfect eighth inning. 

Matt Holliday drove in the lone run of the game for the Cardinals, who had won 
their previous two coming in. 

Tyler  Lyons gave up a run on four hits and struck out seven while walking one 
in six innings of action. 

With  the score tied in the eighth inning, the Braves plated a run to take the 
lead. 

With  Randy Choate  (0-1) on  the mound,  Upton punched  a one-out  single and 
Freddie  Freeman  followed with  a single  to chase Choate  from the mound and 
bring in Pat Neshek. 

Johnson  greeted Neshek  with a  single to  right for  a 2-1  lead, and  Craig 
Kimbrel worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to lock down his ninth save of the season. 

Lyons  retired the first  10 batters he faced, but Upton broke that string and 
got  his team  on the board with a  one-out home run in the fourth to give the 
Braves a 1-0 lead. 

St.  Louis had runners  on base in each of the first four innings, and finally 
pushed one across in the sixth. 

Matt  Carpenter drew a walk to start the inning and Yadier Molina moved him up 
a  base  with a  groundout. Holliday then  punched a single  to right to score 
Carpenter and tie the game. 

                                   Game Notes 

It  was  the longest  losing streak  for Atlanta since  the team dropped eight 
straight from May 21-28, 2012 ... St. Louis pitchers recorded 10 strikeouts to 
just  one walk ...  Adam Wainwright takes the mound in the finale on Wednesday 
for St. Louis, while Mike Minor will pitch for Atlanta. 

 
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