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Cardinals pound Braves for 4 homers, win second straight

Sep 6, 2023; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Alec Burleson (41) singles before being thrown out trying to stretch to a double second baseman Nolan Gorman (16) against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Truist Park.

Sep 6, 2023; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Alec Burleson (41) singles earlier than being thrown out attempting to stretch to a double second baseman Nolan Gorman (16) towards the Atlanta Braves through the first inning at Truist Park.
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Willson Contreras drove in three runs and hit certainly one of 4 St. Louis dwelling runs to assist the visiting Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 11-6 for the second straight recreation Wednesday.

Contreras went 2-for-4 with a stroll and a solo dwelling run, his seventeenth. Paul Goldschmidt hit his twenty third homer, Masyn Winn hit his first main league blast and Nolan Gorman added a three-run shot, his twenty seventh, that put the sport away within the eighth inning.

Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado and Alec Burleson additionally had multi-hit video games for the Cardinals, who had 14 hits and scored double-digit runs for the second consecutive recreation.

Dakota Hudson (6-1) pitched 5 innings and allowed 5 runs on seven hits, three walks and two strikeouts. It was Hudson’s first profession win towards Atlanta.

The Cardinals jumped on Atlanta ace Spencer Strider for 4 runs within the first inning. Goldschmidt hit a two-run dwelling to begin the sport. St. Louis added runs on Contreras’ infield grounder and a run-scoring single from Burleson.

Strider (16-5) labored solely 2 2/3 innings, matching his shortest begin of the season, and allowed six runs on six hits, three walks and 5 strikeouts, ending his four-game profitable streak.

St. Louis added two extra runs within the third inning and knocked Strider out of the sport. Contreras had an RBI single, and Burleson lined right into a power that scored a run.

The Braves minimize the result in 6-2 within the fourth on a run-scoring double by Marcell Ozuna and a fielder’s alternative by Orlando Arcia.

The Cardinals pushed their result in 7-2 on Winn’s dwelling run within the high of the sixth, however Atlanta responded with three runs within the backside half on Matt Olson’s forty sixth dwelling run and a two-run single by Michael Harris II.

Olson has homered in three straight video games and joins Andruw Jones, Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews as the one Braves to hit 46-plus homers in a season.

Contreras homered within the seventh, however Atlanta answered within the backside half on Austin Riley’s thirty fourth dwelling run.

—Subject Stage Media

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