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Dickey helps Braves win 6-3, stops Cards' 8-game win streak

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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP) Atlanta Braves starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP)

By JOE HARRIS
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - R.A. Dickey held St. Louis to one run in seven innings, Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves stopped the Cardinals' season-high, eight-game winning streak with a 6-3 victory Sunday.

Dickey (8-7) allowed seven hits - none for extra bases until his final inning. The 42-year-old knuckleballer has given up one or no earned runs in eight of 23 starts.

Atlanta stopped a five-game losing streak, beat the Cardinals for the first time in six meetings this year and avoided getting swept in the season series for the first time.

Arodys Vizcaino pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since Aug. 5 and his sixth in eight tries.

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