Shelby Miller ended his 24-start winless streak, holding his former Cardinals teammates to three hits through eight innings and leading the Atlanta Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener.

Miller (6-17) struck out seven and walked three. He had been 0-16 since winning at Miami on May 17 despite a 3.83 ERA in that span.

Adonis Garcia hit two homers and Andrelton Simmons added a two-run drive. Atlanta has 100 homers this season, fewest in the majors.

The Braves completed a series sweep in game two, scoring a run in the first off losing pitcher Lance Lynn and a run in the seventh off reliever Steve Cishek to win 2-0.

St. Louis, which won its third straight NL Central title, open sthe Division Series at home Friday against the Chicago Cubs or Pittsburgh.

John Lackey (13-10) allowed three runs over four innings in a postseason tuneup in game one.