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|Two-Run Double Leads Braves Over Cardinals
|ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brian McCann hit a two-run double in the top of the ninth and the Atlanta Braves held on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinals dropped two straight games for the first time since July 25-26 when they lost consecutive games to Philadelphia.
Mike Gonzalez (4-4) got the win despite allowing two runs, one earned in the eighth which gave the Cardinals a 6-5 lead.
The Braves two runs in the ninth came off of reliever Ryan Franklin (2-3) who blew his second straight save opportunity and his fourth of the season.
Rafael Soriano closed out the game for Atlanta for his 24th save in 28 chances.
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The Cardinals play Florida Sunday. Hear the broadcast beginning at 6:42pm on AM 1400 WGIL.