NEW YORK - Tim Redding pitched into the eighth for his first win with the Mets, and substitute setup man Brian Stokes got Albert Pujols to ground into a key double play, leading New York past the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4, last night.

Daniel Murphy homered and Omir Santos went 4 for 4 in the win, hours after the Mets learned centerfielder Carlos Beltran had gone on the 15-day DL.

St. Louis 001 002 010 – 4 6 2

New York 200 111 01x – 6 14 0

St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Schumakr 2b-lf 4   0   1   1   .294      Cora ss 4   0   2   2   .291

Rasmus cf 3   0   0   0   .270      Dan.Murphy 1b 5   2   2   1   .254

b-TGreen ph-2b 1   0   1   0   .265      D.Wright 3b 3   1   1   0   .349

Pujols 1b 4   1   1   0   .328      Tatis lf 5   0   1   0   .254

Ludwick rf 4   1   1   2   .240      Fr.Rodriguez p 0   0   0   0   ---

Ankiel lf-cf 3   0   0   0   .244      Church rf 3   0   1   1   .277

Y.Molina c 4   0   0   0   .279      Santos c 4   1   4   1   .298

K.Greene 3b 3   1   1   0   .224      Reed cf 4   0   0   0   .278

Wellemeyer p 1   0   0   0   .143      L.Castillo 2b 3   2   3   1   .281

T.Miller p 0   0   0   0   ---      Redding p 2   0   0   0   .111

a-Thurston ph 1   0   0   0   .225      Switzer p 0   0   0   0   ---

McClellan p 0   0   0   0   .000      Stokes p 0   0   0   0   ---

Motte p 0   0   0   0   .000      c-FMartinz ph-lf 0   0   0   0   .194

D.Reyes p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 33   6   14   6      

Kinney p 0   0   0   0   ---

Br.Ryan ss 3   1   1   1   .304

Totals 31   4   6   4      

a-fouled out for T.Miller in the 7th. b-singled for Rasmus in the 8th. c-reached on error for Stokes in the 8th. E: D.Reyes (1), Br.Ryan (3). LOB: St. Louis 2, New York 10. 2B: Pujols (16), L.Castillo (7). HR: Ludwick (11), off Redding; Br.Ryan (1), off Redding; Dan.Murphy (5), off Wellemeyer. RBIs: Schumaker (21), Ludwick 2 (38), Br.Ryan (11), Cora 2 (11), Dan.Murphy (23), Church (16), Santos (23), L.Castillo (15). S: Wellemeyer, Redding, F.Martinez. SF: Church. RLSP: St. Louis 1 (Rasmus); New York 6 (Dan.Murphy 2, Cora, Reed, Tatis 2). RA: D.Wright, Reed. GIDP: Pujols, Tatis 2. DP: St. Louis 2 (K.Greene, Schumaker, Pujols), (K.Greene, Schumaker, Pujols); New York 1 (Stokes, Cora, Dan.Murphy).

St. Louis walks (1): Ankiel.

New York walks (4): Cora, D.Wright 2, L.Castillo.

St. Louis strikeouts (5): Schumaker, Rasmus 2, Ankiel, Br.Ryan.

New York strikeouts (3): Church, Reed 2.

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Wellemeyer (L) 52/3   10   5   5   4   2   101   5.53

T.Miller 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   2.89

McClellan 1   2   0   0   0   1   26   3.24

Motte 0   1   1   1   0   0   6   5.33

D.Reyes 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   9   4.58

Kinney 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   6   8.31

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Redding (W) 7   5   4   4   1   4   95   6.08

Switzer (H) 1/3   1   0   0   0   1   11   8.10

Stokes (H) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   3.38

Fr.Rodriguez (S) 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   1.04

W: Redding, 1-2. L: Wellemeyer, 6-7. S: Rodriguez, 19. H: Switzer, 1. H: Stokes, 2.

Redding pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.Motte pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: T.Miller 2-0, D.Reyes 1-1, Kinney 2-0, Stokes 1-0. IBB: off Wellemeyer (L.Castillo). WP: Redding. Umpires: Home, Dale Scott; first, Jerry Meals; second, Mike DiMuro; third, Ron Kulpa.

T: 2:57. A: 38,488 (41,800).

Braves 2, Cubs 0

ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez and three Atlanta relievers combined to shut out Chicago.

In a makeup game caused by a June 4 rainout, the Braves won a series for the first time since completing a three-game sweep of Toronto on May 24.

Atlanta, snapping a two-game skid, ended the Cubs' four-game win streak.

Vazquez (5-6) gave up nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts. The righthander's victory ended a five-start streak of going 0-3 despite a 3.44 ERA.

Chicago 000 000 000 – 0 10 0

Atlanta 001 000 10x – 2 8 0

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Theriot ss 5   0   2   0   .284      McLouth cf 4   1   2   1   .264

Fukudome cf 3   0   0   0   .266      K.Johnson 2b 1   0   0   0   .225

J.Fox lf 5   0   2   0   .308      Prado 2b 1   0   1   0   .283

D.Lee 1b 4   0   1   0   .286      C.Jones 3b 2   0   1   1   .299

Hoffpauir rf 4   0   1   0   .261      McCann c 4   0   0   0   .318

Soto c 4   0   1   0   .225      G.Anderson lf 4   0   2   0   .285

Fontenot 3b 3   0   1   0   .232      R.Soriano p 0   0   0   0   ---

A.Blanco 2b 4   0   2   0   .245      Kotchman 1b 3   0   0   0   .264

Dempster p 2   0   0   0   .094      Francoeur rf 4   0   2   0   .249

Marshall p 0   0   0   0   .231      Di.Hernandz ss 3   1   0   0   .118

Hart p 0   0   0   0   ---      J.Vazquez p 1   0   0   0   .074

b-Bradley ph 1   0   0   0   .247      Moylan p 0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 35   0   10   0         a-G.Blanco ph 1   0   0   0   .063

M.Gonzalez p 0   0   0   0   ---

M.Diaz lf 0   0   0   0   .274

Totals 28   2   8   2      

a-struck out for Moylan in the 7th. b-struck out for Hart in the 9th. LOB: Chicago 12, Atlanta 9. 2B: McLouth (12), C.Jones (12), G.Anderson (9), Francoeur (7). RBIs: McLouth (44), C.Jones (32). SB: McLouth (10). CS: McLouth (1). S: Dempster, J.Vazquez. SF: C.Jones. RLSP: Chicago 6 (Hoffpauir, Fukudome, A.Blanco 2, D.Lee, J.Fox); Atlanta 6 (Di.Hernandez 3, McCann 3). RA: Theriot. GIDP: Fukudome, Di.Hernandez. DP: Chicago 2 (Soto, Soto, Fontenot), (Theriot, A.Blanco, D.Lee); Atlanta 1 (K.Johnson, Di.Hernandez, Kotchman).

Chicago walks (3): Fukudome 2, Fontenot.

Atlanta walks (5): K.Johnson 2, C.Jones, Kotchman, Di.Hernandez.

Chicago strikeouts (9): Theriot, Fukudome, J.Fox, Hoffpauir, Soto 2, Dempster 2, Bradley.

Atlanta strikeouts (6): McLouth, C.Jones, McCann, Di.Hernandez, J.Vazquez, G.Blanco.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Dempster (L) 62/3   8   2   2   4   6   118   3.83

Marshall 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   2   4.39

Hart 1   0   0   0   1   0   16   0.00

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Vazquez (W) 62/3   9   0   0   2   5   116   3.18

Moylan (H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   2   4.73

M.Gonzalez (H) 1   0   0   0   0   1   14   2.18

R.Soriano (S) 1   1   0   0   1   3   20   1.38

W: Vazquez, 5-6. L: Dempster, 4-5. S: Soriano, 6. H: Gonzalez, 4. H: Moylan, 9.

IR-S: Marshall 1-0, Moylan 2-0. Umpires: Home, Jim Reynolds; first, Tim Welke; second, James Hoye; third, Bill Welke.

T: 2:58. A: 31,701 (49,743).