National League Game Capsules

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Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson's three-run shot in the 10th inning, which followed a controversial call, lifted Atlanta to a 4-1 decision over New York in the finale of a two-game series. Andrelton Simmons roped a base hit with two down against Scott Atchison (3-2) in the deciding drame, and then Freddie Freeman beat out an infield hit near the mound facing Scott Rice -- but replays seemed to indicate he was out by the slimmest of margins. Johnson stepped in and deposited Greg Burke's first offering into the left-field seats for a 4-1 contest. Both second baseman Daniel Murphy and manager Terry Collins were ejected for arguing the Freeman play. Craig Kimbrel tossed a scoreless bottom of the 10th for his 40th save, while Luis Avilan (5-0) remained perfect with an unblemished ninth. Freeman finished with three hits and knocked in the other run for the Braves, who earned a split in the set and have won five of seven overall.

Final Score: St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 6

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Carlos Beltran cranked a two-run homer as part of a six-run second inning and the St. Louis Cardinals held off a late rally to take the rubber match of a three-game set from the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-6, from Miller Park. Allen Craig and Matt Holliday also homered for St. Louis, which has won four of five heading into a four-game set with Major League-leading Atlanta. Shane Robinson added three hits, all singles. Jake Westbrook started for St. Louis and tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on nine hits. Westbrook helped himself at the plate however, launching a two-run double in the second that sparked the big inning. Kevin Siegrist (2-1) got the win in relief. Tom Gorzelanny (3-5) took the loss after getting shelled for all seven runs on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings.

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