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Wong's legs lift Cardinals past Braves 4-1
ST LOUIS 4, ATLANTA 1

By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky
backpedaled into shallow right field to catch the popup and
Jason Heyward didn't arrive fast enough to take charge, Kolten
Wong got the green light.

The rookie raced home with the tying run on surely the shortest
sacrifice fly of Yadier Molina's career, one of many big plays
the St. Louis Cardinals made with their legs in a 4-1 victory
over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

"By the time I realized I could get there, it would have been
tough to call him off," Heyward said. "Heads up play on their
part by sending the runner."

Wong and Peter Bourjos each had a pair of bunt singles, three of
them fueling rallies. Bourjos got picked off after beating out a
bunt leading off the third, but squeezed home an insurance run
in the seventh.

"I think today was probably one of the best representations of
what speed can do for us," manager Mike Matheny said. "A lot of
guys made things happen, getting on base and creating havoc."

Wong set up the tying run by beating out a bunt to lead off the
fourth. He squared around for another hit in the sixth and drew
a wild throw from catcher Evan Gattis while stealing second,
producing the go-ahead run.

The Cardinals matched their season high with their fourth
straight win.

Miller (6-2) allowed a run and five hits in seven innings, one
inning longer than his previous high this season. He matched his
season best with seven strikeouts, fanning B.J. Upton three
times, and called it his best outing of the year "for sure."

"I felt like we did a really good job of keeping the hitters
off-balance and getting ahead in the count," Miller said. "Just
an all-around good day, but at the same time there's still room
for improvement."

Trevor Rosenthal fanned two in the ninth inning, with Upton
striking out a fourth time, to earn his 13th save in 14 chances.
He has a save in three straight games for the second time in his
career.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected in the fifth inning
for arguing a call that led to a bunt double play. He could face
a fine for charging out of the dugout a second time and thought
the ball was "maybe 5, 6 inches foul."

"That's what I kept asking: Can we get some help from one of the
guys on the line?" Gonzalez said. "What are you going to do? We
still scored one run.

"But that would have been a nice opportunity to try again to
advance a runner," he added.

Andrelton Simmons had three hits for Atlanta, which lost its
third in a row and scored fewer than three runs for the 19th
time in 41 games this season.

Miller has won six straight decisions in seven starts after
losing his first two of the season. The last three St. Louis
starters have worked seven innings.

In the fifth, Harang stayed in the batter's box after his
attempt to sacrifice Simmons to third didn't go far. Molina
pounced on the ball and threw to third, with shortstop Jhonny
Peralta covering, for a tag play. Peralta had an easy relay to
first to finish with second baseman Wong covering for an unusual
2-6-4 double play.

"What stinks is sometimes it's those little plays that change
the tempo of the game," Harang said. "If it's called four, then
I can get another one down. It's tough, you know."

The Braves capitalized on shoddy defense to take the early lead.

Simmons scored from first on Harang's two-out single - the
pitcher's first hit of the year. Harang took third after left
fielder Matt Holliday threw behind him, then trotted home after
Wong's wild throw from second.

NOTES: Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia will make his first start
since injuring his shoulder last May in the series finale, with
Gavin Floyd (0-1, 2.70) starting for Atlanta. ... The attendance
of 44,981 was the Cardinals' eighth sellout. ... B.J. Upton made
a nice running shoe-top catch on Allen Craig's sinking fly ball
to start the second. ... The Braves are 1-4 against the
Cardinals and 8-1 against the rest of the NL Central. ... Molina
is 10 for 21 the last six games.

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