The Cardinals fell short of winning four in a row for the first time this season with a 6-5 loss to the Braves at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals got down 1-0 in the second inning when Andru Jones drove in a run with a fielder’s choice. Reggie Sanders erased that lead and gave St. Louis a 2-1 advantage with his ninth home run of the year. Former Cardinal J.D. Drew swung the pendulum back Atlanta’s way with a two-run homer of his own in the top of the third inning and the Braves never trailed again. St. Louis committed two errors on the day and they stranded Cody McKay at third base in the fifth inning when Ray Lankford struck out and Scott Rolen fouled out down the first base line. Jeff Suppan was the starting pitcher for the Cardinals and he gave up four runs—three earned—in 3 1/3 innings. He got the lose and fell to 3-4 on the season.
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