With the St. Louis Cardinals holding a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning, Kris Medlen was able to work a quick 1-2-3 inning. Peter Kozma grounded out to begin the inning. Kyle Lohse flew out to right field for the second out. Jon Jay then grounded out to second baseman Dan Uggla for the final out of the frame.
In the bottom of the fifth, Michael Bourn lined a ball up the middle, but Lohse managed to get his glove on it to knock it down and flip to first. Martin Prado and Jason Heyward both flew out for the second and third outs of the inning.
In the top of the sixth, Carlos Beltran flew out to center field to lead off the frame. Matt Holliday then hit a solo homer to left to give St. Louis a 4-2 lead. Allen Craig grounded out to shortstop for the second out, and Yadier Molina followed with a groundout to third.
In the bottom of the sixth, Chipper Jones popped out to second to begin the inning. Freddie Freeman singled to left-center field to put a runner on first. Dan Uggla hit a ball deep to left field, but it was caught just shy of the warning track.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny went to the mound and pulled Lohse in favor of Lance Lynn. David Ross hit a ball well to right-center field, but Carlos Beltran hauled it in on the warning track.