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The best scoring chance came in the fifth. Kotsay got to third with one out on a throwing error, with Infante reaching first on the play. Infante broke for second while Johnson was striking out, but Molina wasn't fooled by the ruse.
The catcher caught Kotsay trying to sneak in from third and threw behind him, snaring the runner in an inning-ending rundown.
Norton, taking over for the Gold Glove-winning Teixeira, made a crucial throwing error in the ninth that opened up things for the Cardinals. Gonzalez didn't help matters with three walks, one to Troy Glaus with the bases loaded. Molina added a two-run single off Blaine Boyer.
Jorge Campillo went seven strong innings for the Braves, allowing seven hits and two runs. St. Louis starter Todd Wellemeyer lasted six innings, giving up two runs and eight hits.
Notes: 1B Scott Thorman, who plays for Atlanta's Triple-A team in Richmond, was placed on the temporarily inactive list after being named to the Canadian Olympic team that will play in Beijing. ... Atlanta RHP Jair Jurrjens was honored before the game as the NL rookie of the month for June
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