Cardinals backup backstop Gerald Laird’s ninth inning triple completed a late innings rally to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Atlanta rookie Brandon Beachy pitched seven scoreless innings to start the game, and the Braves led 2-0 before the Cardinals came back. David Freese tied the game with a two run single in the eighth before Laird’s go-ahead triple drove in Matt Holliday.
The Cardinals also rallied late in Friday night’s 5-3 win, tying the game in the ninth before winning in 11 innings.
Closing in the bullpen by committee, Fernando Salas struck out two in the ninth for his second save. Salas is one of four relievers to record saves in the Cardinals’ last five wins, joining Mitchell Boggs, Eduardo Sanchez and Trever Miller.