05/25 21:20 CDT Gyorko homers as Cardinals rally past Braves 6-3
Gyorko homers as Cardinals rally past Braves 6-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) --- Pinch hitter Jedd Gyorko connected for a three-run homer
during St. Louis' four-run eighth inning, helping the Cardinals top the Atlanta
Braves 6-3 on Saturday night.
Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter each had three hits as St. Louis improved
to 7-15 in May. The Cardinals (26-25) were in danger of falling below the .500
mark for the first time since April 7.
Andrew Miller (2-2) worked a scoreless eighth for the win, and Jordan Hicks got
three outs for his 10th save.
The Braves wasted another solid performance by Mike Soroka, who allowed two
runs, one earned, and five hits in six innings. The rookie right-hander has
allowed one earned run or less in his first eight starts this season.
Nick Markakis had two hits and scored a run for the Braves, who had won four of
five. Austin Riley, Tyler Flowers and Ozzie Albies each had a run-scoring
Atlanta right-hander Dan Winkler was charged with four runs in one inning. He
seemed to be in good shape until a 2 minute, 19-second review overturned what
would have been a double play. That allowed Paul DeJong to stay at first and
helped fuel the Cardinals' rally.
DeJong scored on Carpenter's single before Gyorko hit a drive to left-center
for his first homer of the season. It was Gyorko's second career pinch-hit
St. Louis grabbed a 2-1 lead on Goldschmidt's RBI single in the fifth. But
Flowers and Albies each drove in a run after Carlos Martinez relieved Dakota
Hudson with one out and a runner on third in the seventh.
Hudson was charged with two runs and five hits in the longest outing of his