JUPITER, Fla. —
Mike Minor allowed six hits and four runs in five innings for the Braves and retired 12 of the first 14 hitters he faced. But he tired in the fifth inning as the Cardinals batted around and scored four runs on five hits off the lefty.
“We’ve got to get him through those innings to build up pitch count and that kind of stuff,” said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. “Other than that, he did a lot of good things. He helped himself with a bunt, drove a guy in. He did a lot of good stuff.”