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OF Shane Robinson gave the team a late spark with a pair of singles, his fifth stolen base and two runs that helped St. Louis put away another win. Robinson is hitting .462 since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 15 and could pick up a start Sunday when the Braves pitch lefthander Mike Minor.

OF Shane Robinson gave the team a late spark with two singles, his fifth stolen base and two runs that helped St. Louis put away another win on Saturday. Robinson is hitting .462 since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 15 and could pick up a start Sunday when the Braves pitch left-hander Mike Minor.

RHP Shelby Miller came up with his best outing in a long time, working seven innings and allowing just three hits in his 12th win. Miller walked none and had just three three-ball counts as he put more emphasis on working down in the strike zone. He also unleashed a newly-developed cutter that resulted in some funky swings and misses.

RHP Shelby Miller came up with his best outing in a long time on Saturday, working seven innings and allowing just three hits in his 12th win. Miller walked none and had just three three-ball counts as he put more emphasis on working down in the strike zone. He also unleashed a newly developed cutter that resulted in some funky swings and misses.

RHP Lance Lynn is 1-1 with a 3.46 career earned run average against Atlanta, who he faces in Sunday's series finale. The key for Lynn is avoiding the big inning, something he hasn't consistently done for two months. In his last three starts, he's allowed three, four and five-run rallies in an inning, the last coming in Tuesday night's 6-3 loss in Milwaukee. Lynn has been tagged for at least three runs in an inning five times since a June 26 loss in Houston.

RHP Lance Lynn is 1-1 with a 3.46 career ERA against Atlanta, who he faces in Sunday's series finale. The key for Lynn is avoiding the big inning, something he hasn't consistently done for two months. In his last three starts, he has allowed three, four and five-run rallies in an inning, the last coming in Tuesday night's 6-3 loss in Milwaukee. Lynn has been tagged for at least three runs in an inning five times since a June 26 loss in Houston.

INF Matt Carpenter cracked his second leadoff homer of the season, a 424-foot bolt that answered Freddie Freeman's homer in the top of the first. Carpenter added a single in the seventh, giving him 50 multi-hit games for the year.

INF Matt Carpenter cracked his second leadoff homer of the season, a 424-foot bolt that answered Freddie Freeman's homer in the top of the first. Carpenter added a single in the seventh, giving him 50 multi-hit games for the year.

RHP Edward Mujica (shoulder) returned after being unavailable for two days and needed just three pitches to record the last out, fanning Elliot Johnson for his 34th save in 36 chances. Mujica admitted to fatigue after working 7 1/3 innings over four outings from Aug. 11-21, throwing over 80 pitches in that span.

RHP Edward Mujica (shoulder) returned after being unavailable for two days and needed just three pitches to record the last out on Saturday, fanning Elliot Johnson for his 34th save in 36 chances. Mujica admitted to fatigue after working 7 1/3 innings in four outings from Aug. 11 to Aug. 21, throwing more than 80 pitches in that span.

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