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MLB: St. Louis 6, Atlanta 2

Aug. 24, 2013 at 11:38 PM   |   Comments

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Shelby Miller tamed Atlanta on one run over seven innings Saturday and the St. Louis Cardinals dispatched the Braves 6-2.

Miller (12-8) snapped a personal three-start winless streak, yielding just three hits in a 101-pitch performance. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and struck out six.

Carlos Beltran led St. Louis at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI, while Matt Holliday drove in a pair of runs.

Matt Carpenter chipped in with a bases-empty home run as the Cards won a third straight against the Braves and their fourth consecutive game overall.

St. Louis came into the contest trailing National League Central-leading Pittsburgh by one game.

Atlanta's Julio Teheran (10-7) absorbed the loss, allowing four runs on five hits over six innings.

Freddie Freeman socked a solo homer for the NL East-leading Braves.

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