NS. LOUIS – Adam Duvall, Jorge Soler and Joc Pederson were brought to Atlanta to do more than help the Braves finally win straight games again. But their ability to contribute to this small achievement raises hope for the weeks and months to come, at least.
Soler homered for a second straight night, Duvall drilled a go-ahead homer in two runs and Pederson crowned eighth place in three runs with a double, which the Braves to a 7-4 win over Wednesday night at Busch Stadium who led the Cardinals.
The win gave Atlanta its first streak since its third straight win on July 10, the day Ronald Acuña Jr. tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
With Acuña out for the remainder of the year, the Braves have spent the past few weeks rebuilding their outfield with the additions of Pederson from the Cubs, Duvall from the Marlins and Soler from the Royals. Along the way, they also strengthened their catching position by bringing in veteran Stephen Vogt, who just started the sacrificial fly in the decisive eighth inning of this last victory.
The Braves win resulted in an 18-game streak that failed to score the same result in consecutive games. This is currently a major league record but will be cleared once Atlanta and San Diego resume a suspended game in September.