Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Wainwright Wrong for Cards, Beachy Right for Braves

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Wainwright Wrong for Cards, Beachy Right for Braves

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ST. LOUIS - Brandon Beachy gave his mom an early Mother's Day present. With both his parents in the stands, the Kokomo, Ind., native pitched six innings of one-run ball and helped himself with an RBI single as the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7- 2 on Saturday night.

Beachy (4-1) allowed only two singles and lowered his ERA to 1.60, fifth best in the NL. He struck out six and walked four.

"It's always good to pitch well in front of your family and friends," Beachy said. "Having them here gets you going a little more."

Michael Bourn went 3 for 6 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Atlanta. The homer was his first since Aug. 19, 2011.

"Sometimes you get the ball in the right spot and it goes," Bourn said. "I got that in the right spot."

Rafael Furcal had two hits for the Cardinals, including an RBI single, to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. …

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