Cardinals survive Braves for 8th straight victory

Vincent De Villiers
Agosto 13, 2017

Randal Grichuk and Paul DeJong homered and the St. Louis Cardinals stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

Grichuk hit his 15th homer of the season in the second to tie the game 2-all.

After getting Ender Inciarte to strike out, carpenter then walked Brandon Phillips to load the bases. Rosenthal picked up his 11th save despite giving up a two-run single to Freddie Freeman.

Rookie shortstop Paul DeJong hit his 17th homer of 2017 in the seventh inning that gave the Cardinals the 6-3 advantage they took into the ninth.

Martinez gave up three earned runs and seven hits over six innings.

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Atlanta jumped to a 2-0 lead on a bases-loaded single by Kurt Suzuki in the first.

The eight-game run is the longest for St. Louis since the Cardinals won eight in a row April 28-May 5, 2015.

Minnesota beat St. Louis in seven games in the 1987 World Series. The Redbirds built a 6-1 lead before relief pitcher Brett Cecil allowed four runs in two-thirds of an inning to cut the lead to 6-5.

The Cardinals all time record streak of six straight wins with at least eight runs per game came to an end Saturday.

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