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Cardinals nip Braves

Ryan Ludwick was 2-for-4 with a dinger and two runs batted in, as the St. Louis Cardinals slipped past the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Tuesday night.

St. Louis won as -180 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 7.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Yadier Molina also drove in a pair of runs for the Cardinals, as Chris Carpenter allowed two runs over six innings to get the win for St. Louis.

Losing pitcher Derek Lowe was ripped for five runs over 5 2-3 innings for Atlanta, while Lowe knocked in a run at the plate for the Braves.