St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - A wild pitch helped the Atlanta Braves salvage a game in St. Louis.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning, Ryan Doumit scored the deciding run on a wild pitch by Carlos Martinez to give the Braves a 6-5 win over the Cardinals in the finale of a three-game series.
Freddie Freeman singled to lead off the ninth and closer Trevor Rosenthal (0-2) got two quick outs before Doumit knocked a pinch-hit double into the right-field corner.
Rosenthal intentionally walked Evan Gattis and then walked Jordan Schafer in an eight-pitch at-bat to force in the tying run.
Martinez entered in relief of Rosenthal and uncorked a pitch in the dirt that allowed Doumit to cross home.
David Carpenter (3-0) earned the win after throwing 1 1/3 innings in relief and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 11th save of the season.
Freeman went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Braves starter Gavin Floyd allow four runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia, who made his season debut after missing the majority of 2013 because of shoulder surgery, hurled seven innings and allowed four runs on five hits with five strikeouts.
Kolten Wong had three RBI and Matt Carpenter had two hits and three walks for the Cardinals, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.