Braves Jump on Wainwright Early for 6-3 Win Over Cardinals
Mike Foltynewicz worked six strong innings, Nick Markakis and Erick Aybar had two RBIs apiece and the Atlanta Braves kept the St. Louis Cardinals down at home with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.
Matt Kemp added two hits and an RBI to help the Braves take two of three, outscoring the Cardinals 19-8 the last two games. Atlanta has the worst record in the majors at 41-70, but has won seven of its last 11 overall.
Adam Wainwright (9-6) had a rare off-day against Atlanta, surrendering three runs in the first and second. He entered 8-2 with a 2.95 ERA against the Braves, who drafted him in the first round in 2000 and traded him to St. Louis in 2003 in a deal for J.D. Drew.
The Cardinals are just 26-32 at home after going 55-26 last season, but have been good on the road at 32-21.
Foltynewicz (5-5) gave up a run and six hits. Jim Johnson earned his eighth save in 11 chances.