ATLANTA — The Braves scored six in the sixth, taking advantage of a dropped fly ball by rightfielder Jon Jay, to rally for an 8-6 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
Going into Friday, Atlanta had lost six of eight to fall out of first in the NL East. The win keeps them one game behind the Phillies.
"That was huge," said Brooks Conrad, who led off the sixth with a pinch-hit single. "Every one from here on out is huge. Now we're looking to string a few together."
Trailing 4-2, Conrad's hit was the first of four in a row. Omar Infante got an infield single, Jason Heyward an RBI single to right, and Martin Prado a double to tie the score.
Brian McCann followed with a deep fly to right that would have brought in a run because Heyward was tagging. But it drove in two when Jay dropped the ball. McCann wound up at third and scored on Derrek Lee's single.
"(Jay is) a good outfielder," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said. "He (usually) makes that play. That's baseball."