The Atlanta Braves shut out the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Thursday night to open a four-game National League series at Truist Park.
Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton did not give up a hit until the seventh inning. He was credited with the win after giving up just three hits, walking none, and striking out seven over seven and two-third scoreless innings. Will Smith picked up the save.
Guillermo Heredia opened the scoring for Atlanta with a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth.
The Braves scored a couple of more runs in the sixth inning on an RBI triple by Ozzie Albies and an RBI double by Abraham Almonte. Heredia reached home plate again on a sac fly by Ronald Acuna, Jr. in the seventh.
Game two in the four-game set between the Braves and the Cards is slated for this evening at 7:20 pm. It will be broadcast locally on WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM; air time is 6:05 pm.