Cardinals top Braves, extend win streak to 7 games

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul DeJong had two doubles with three RBIs and Randal Grichuk tripled and drove in two as the surging St. Louis Cardinals held off the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Friday night to win their season-high seventh straight game. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (12-5) went five innings and retired the final eight batters he saw after pitching out of a no-out, bases loaded jam in the third.

The series continues Saturday at Busch Stadium as Carlos Martinez starts for St. Louis, and Atlanta goes with Lucas Sims. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:15. Saturday's game can be heard on KTLO-AM. The Ameren Pregame Show begins at 5:20

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