St. Louis Cardinals

Rookie’s home run lifts Braves past Cardinals

Adonis Garcia hit his first big-league homer in the sixth inning Sunday, breaking a 2-2 tie and powering the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Garcia connected on a 1-0 pitch from Michael Wacha, sending it into the Cardinals’ bullpen in right.

By the numbers

The Cardinals (63-35) saw the end of their five-game winning streak. .... Jim Johnson allowed a two-out single in the ninth to Kolten Wong, but recorded his ninth save for the Braves. ... Wong had three hits and rookie Stephen Piscotty had two for the Cardinals. ... A fourth-inning review of a call at home plate lasted 5 minutes, 8 seconds, ending in an overturn that gave St. Louis its first run. ... Wacha (11-4) allowed three runs (earned) on five hits in six innings, with three walks and five strikeouts. ... The three-game series attracted 135,420.

Next up

Lance Lynn (7-5, 2.80) ERA will pitch for the Cardinals against Raisel Iglesias (1-2, 5.45 ERA) at 7:15 p.m. Monday in the opener of a three-game series against Cincinnati.

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