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[May 08, 2014]  CF Peter Bourjos came into the Atlanta series on a 0-for-19 skid, but he had a pair of multi-hit games in two starts against the Braves. Bourjos had his first three-hit game of the season on Wednesday, including his first home run of the season, and lifted his average to .217. The homer was the first for Bourjos since June 20, 2013, when he was playing for the Angels.

3B Matt Carpenter had his first three-hit game of the year on Wednesday. He entered the Atlanta series batting just .083 at Turner Field, but he went 6-for-11 in the three games. Carpenter also walked and scored, giving him 23 walks and 26 runs.

RHP Michael Wacha (2-3, 2.55 ERA) will be looking for his first win since April 13 when he faces Pittsburgh on Friday. Wacha has lost three of his last four starts (all of them on the road) and lost to the Cubs on May 3 despite allowing only two runs in six innings. He made his only appearance at PNC Park in the NLDS and pitched 7 1/3 innings before allowing a solo home run in an eventual 2-1 win.

LF Matt Holliday went 3-for-5 on Wednesday and drove in three runs for a team-leading 22 RBIs. Holliday is 6-for-13 over the last three games and is 11-for-24 on the trip. He has multiple hits in 11 of the last 23 games.

RHP Adam Wainwright (6-2) allowed six hits, struck out six and walked one against Atlanta on Wednesday. He threw 103 pitches, 72 for strikes, and four times stranded runners at second base. It was his 105th win, which moved him into a tie with Mort Cooper for ninth on the team's all-time list. He also got two hits and is batting .400.

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