The Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Tuesday night in the middle outing of a three-game set at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO. That allowed Atlanta to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Austin Riley hit a two-run homer, his second home run of the season, to get the Braves on the board in the top of the first inning. Orlando Arcia clubbed a solo shot in the second.
Sean Murphy had an RBI single which drove Travis d’Arnaud to home plate to score the Braves’ fourth run of the night during the third.
Dylan Dodd picked up the win in his major league debut after giving up just one run and six hits, walking none, and striking out three over five innings of work. AJ Minter got the save.
The Braves will go for a sweep of the Cards in the series finale this afternoon at 1:15 pm. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; airtime is noon from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
In other news from the Atlanta Braves, pitcher Max Fried has been placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Saturday, with a strained left hamstring.