Braves Lose After A Late Three-Run Home Run By The Cardinals

St. Louis, MO – The Atlanta Braves (79-50) give up four runs in the eighth inning in a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals (74-54).

In the bottom of the eighth inning, relief pitcher A.J. Minter gave up a solo home run to Cardinals’ Tommy Edman and a go-ahead three-run home run by Tyler O’Neill.

Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi pitched 5.2 innings, which allowed four hits, including a two-run home run and a walk all in the bottom of the sixth inning. Ordorzzi had a no-hit bid with four strikeouts heading into the sixth inning.

Dansby Swanson hit a three-run home run that gave the Braves a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning. That was Swanson’s 17th home run of the year.

Michael Harris had a four-hit game (4-4) with three singles and a double. Travis d’Arnaud and Eddie Rosario both went 2-4.

The game started at 8:07 p.m. due to a 59-minute rain delay.

The Braves will resume Tuesday as they will head back home to face the Colorado Rockies. The projected starting pitchers are LHP Max Fried (12-4) for the Braves and RHP José Ureña (2-5) for the Rockies.

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