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Diaz has hit in eighth, Braves top Cards 2-1

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Diaz drove in two runs with a bases-loaded
single off Kyle McClellan in the eighth inning, rallying the
Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday
night.

Kyle Lohse pitched six scoreless innings and left with a 1-0
lead, but he was denied his fourth straight win as the Braves took
advantage of McClellan's shaky eighth.

McClellan (1-1) walked Omar Infante, Chipper Jones and Jeff
Francoeur to set the stage for Diaz's go-ahead hit with two outs.

McClellan threw ball three behind Diaz's back before giving up
the two-run single up the middle on the 3-2 pitch.

Peter Moylan (1-1) pitched a perfect eighth after Jo-Jo Reyes
allowed only three hits, one walk and one run in seven innings.


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