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Braves Blow Lead, Lose in Extra Innings

Willie Harris goes all out to rob Cardinals of a hit Willie Harris goes all out to rob Cardinals of a hit

(AP) - Skip Schumaker hit a two-run home run and Scott Rolen added a three-run homer in the tenth inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves Sunday.

Schumaker, who entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter, drove an 0-1 pitch from Tyler Yates (2-2) over the right-field fence for his second homer. It came after Aaron Miles singled to open the inning.

Schumaker is 17-33 (.515) in July and increased his batting average to .315.

Albert Pujols walked following Schumaker's homer and Juan Encarnacion followed with a single, knocking out Yates.

Rolen hit his fifth homer off Oscar Villarreal, a drive over the left field fence.

The Cardinals had tied it at 2 in the eighth when Pujols hit his 22nd home run, a solo shot off reliever Rafael Soriano.

Chipper Jones drove in a run with a double and Kelly Johnson hit a solo home run to give Atlanta an early 2-0 lead.

St. Louis got within 2-1 in the sixth on an RBI groundout by Encarnacion.

Jason Isringhausen (4-0) picked up the win with four strikeouts in two perfect innings.

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