Morton takes no-hitter into 7th, Braves beat Cardinals 4-0

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Gant works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning and took a shutout into the eighth, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.

Morton gave up his first hit when Paul Goldschmidt lined a single to left-center with one out, but the right-hander followed by getting Nolan Arenado to pop up and struck out Tyler O’Neill. He allowed singles to Matt Carpenter and pinch-hitter José Rondón in the eighth and was pulled with two outs.

Atlanta led 1-0 in the fifth on Guillermo Heredia’s third homer.

Ozzie Albies had an RBI triple in the sixth, and Abraham Almonte followed with an RBI double to make it 3-0.

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press

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