Teheran, Simmons lift Braves past Cards 2-0

9:11 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
  • Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field. (Photo: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Andrelton Simmons hits a two-run double in the 8th inning to power the Braves o a 2-0 win over the Cards. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
    
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ATLANTA (AP) - Andrelton Simmons hit a two-run double in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves, boosted by Julio Teheran's sharp outing, beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Saturday in a matchup of NL division leaders.

Teheran allowed two hits in seven innings, striking out six and walking one.

Simmons' bases-loaded, two-out double came on a 99 mph fastball from Trevor Rosenthal.

Randy Choate (1-1) walked Freddie Freeman to open the eighth. Evan Gattis struck out and Brian McCann singled. Rosenthal relieved and struck out Dan Uggla before walking Chris Johnson to load the bases.

Luis Avilan (3-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Craig Kimbrel recorded three outs to earn his 30th save.

Cardinals starter Joe Kelly pitched 6 1-3 scoreless innings.


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