ATLANTA (AP) -- Rookie Clint Sammons homered and drove in three runs to lead Atlanta past the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves' five-game losing streak.
Sammons, who was called up from the minors on Monday, picked up the first RBI of his fledgling big league career in the fourth, singling in a run that tied the game at 3. Two innings later, he put the Braves ahead to stay with his first homer, a two-run shot over the wall in left that put the Braves ahead for good. Sammons added another hit in the eighth and scored the Braves' final run.
Omar Infante of the Braves chipped in with three hits and two RBIs, including a homer leading off the second.
St. Louis failed to complete a four-game sweep of the Braves and fell five games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.