Another fine start by Mike MInor, combined with the efforts of a B-team lineup allowed the Atlanta Braves to snap their three-game losing streak and prevent a four-game sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, taking a 5-2 win at Busch Stadium.
Minor gave up six hits and one run over seven innings for his 13th win of the year, only giving up an RBI-groundout to Matt Holliday in the sixth.
Otherwise, Minor cruised with efficiency, needing only 97 pitches while walking one and striking out two, but it also helped to have immediate cushion provided by some unlikely contributors on offense.
The Braves took the lead in the first inning after Jordan Schafer started the game with a triple before Elliot Johnson drove him in with a single. Gerald Laird and Joey Terdoslavich had singles in the second, setting themselves up to score on an RBI-single by Paul Janish and a ground rule double by Schafer.
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