A 16-Hit Night Help Braves Win In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – The Atlanta Braves’ (79-48) 16-hit game helped them in a 11-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals (72-54).

Braves’ starting pitcher Spencer Strider (8-4) secured the win with seven strikeouts while allowing six hits, a run and a walk.

Strider struck out Cardinals’ left fielder Corey Dickerson in the top of first inning, ending his franchise consecutive hitting streak at 10 hits in a row.

William Contreras had a four-hit game, which included a double and three singles with a walk. Contreras’ single in the top of the sixth inning led to three RBI.

Matt Olson went 3-4 with three hits, two runs and a walk. Travis d’Arnaud had a double and a single that led to a RBI.

Ronald Acuña Jr. and Robbie Grossman each had two hits that drove in two batters. Michael Harris II had two doubles and two runs.

Braves’ relief pitcher Jackson Stephens left the game in the bottom of the ninth inning after being struck in the forehead by a liner from the batter.

The projected starting pitchers for Saturdays game will be RHP Charlie Morton (6-5) for the Braves and LHP Jordan Montgomery (7-3) for the Cardinals.

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