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Mike Minor bounced back from the shortest outing of his career with seven strong innings and Andrelton Simmons homered toMike Minor bounced back from the shortest outing of his career with seven strong innings and Andrelton Simmons homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
    
Atlanta, which has the best record in the NL, broke a three-game losing streak and salvaged the final game of the four-game set.
    
St. Louis had a four-game winning streak snapped.
    
Minor (13-5) gave up one run on six hits. He struck out two and walked one. He was pitching on seven days rest after allowing four runs in 1 2-3 innings against Washington on Aug. 17. Minor, who legged out an infield hit in the seventh, recorded his team-high 19th quality start.
    
Simmons hit his 12th homer of the season, a solo shot in the seventh that gave the Braves a 4-1 lead. lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Atlanta, which has the best record in the NL, broke a three-game losing streak and salvaged the final game of the four-game set.

St. Louis had a four-game winning streak snapped.

Minor (13-5) gave up one run on six hits. He struck out two and walked one. He was pitching on seven days rest after allowing four runs in 1 2-3 innings against Washington on Aug. 17. Minor, who legged out an infield hit in the seventh, recorded his team-high 19th quality start.

Simmons hit his 12th homer of the season, a solo shot in the seventh that gave the Braves a 4-1 lead.

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