Braves Beat Cards To Avoid Four-Game Sweep

Andrelton Simmons homered to back seven solid innings from Mike Minor, as the Braves beat the Cardinals 5-2 to avoid a four-game sweep at Busch Stadium. Matt Holliday and Allen Craig plated a run each for the Redbirds, who had won their previous four. Lance Lynn allowed four runs and nine hits in seven frames as he fell to 13-and-8 with his third straight loss.