Tuesday April 28, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) -- Matt Diaz drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single off Kyle McClellan in the eighth inning, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Kyle Lohse pitched six scoreless innings and left with a 1-0 lead, but he was denied his fourth straight win as the Braves took advantage of McClellan's shaky eighth.
McClellan (1-1) walked Omar Infante, Chipper Jones and Jeff Francoeur to set the stage for Diaz's go-ahead hit with two outs. McClellan threw ball three behind Diaz's back before giving up the two-run single up the middle on the 3-2 pitch.
Peter Moylan (1-1) pitched a perfect eighth after Jo-Jo Reyes allowed only three hits, one walk and one run in seven innings.
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