The Cardinals lead the National League in batting average and scoring, but were held to a total of three runs in this three game series with the Braves, who swept the Cardinals for the first time since April 2003 in Atlanta, following a 5-2 final.
Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs. The Braves broke a 2-2 tie by scoring two runs in the sixth inning off starter Shelby Miller and relievers Seth Maness and Kevin Siegrist. Pinch-hitter Joey Terdoslavich drove in Chris Johnson for the go-ahead run and Heyward added a run-scoring single.
Down 2-0, the Cardinals tied the game in the fifth inning with back-to-back doubles by Pete Kozma and Miller. Then with two outs, Carlos Beltran dropped a fly-ball single to left field that fell between Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons.
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 and Yadier Molina went 2 for 4. Johnson now leads Molina for the NL batting title, .338 to .334.