Austin Riley went 3 for 4 and drove in a run, Julio Teheran pitched five-plus scoreless innings, and the Atlanta Braves won for the fifth time in six games with a 10-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Riley, who homered in his second major league at-bat Wednesday, doubled off the top of the wall in the second inning and singled in a run in the third. He scored twice.

Teheran (3-4) allowed two hits — a bloop single by Yadier Molina to begin the fifth and a single by Paul Goldschmidt to begin the sixth — and drove in two runs with a sacrifice bunt in the second and a single in the third. Teheran, who has a 0.53 ERA over his last three starts, walked four and struck out four.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Nick Markakis had an RBI double in the three-run third as Atlanta took a 5-0 lead.

The Braves led 2-0 in the second. Markakis walked, advanced to third on Riley’s double and crossed the plate on Brian McCann’s sacrifice fly. Riley scored from third on Teheran’s bunt.

Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (3-4) gave up five runs, five hits and five walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) tips his cap to the crowd as he leaves during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) tips his cap to the crowd as he leaves during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Marcel Ozuna’s 13th homer cut the lead to 5-1 in the sixth off Jacob Webb. Matt Carpenter homered off Touki Toussaint to make it 9-2 in the eighth.

Atlanta went up 8-1 in the bottom of the sixth on RBI singles by Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson and Markakis. Ronald Acuña Jr.’s RBI single in the seventh made it 9-1, and Freeman hit his eighth homer in the eighth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

RHP Carlos Martinez will rejoin the Cardinals’ bullpen this weekend at Texas after missing 44 games a right shoulder cuff strain. “You’re talking about a legitimate weapon, a two-time All-Star who proved he could do the job out of the bullpen last year,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. “You always want to be able to shorten games.”

STILL IN ROTATION

Braves manager Brian Snitker said RHP Mike Foltynewicz will make his next start even though he’s 0-3 with an 8.02 ERA in four starts. Foltynewicz, a first-time All-Star last year, threw a bullpen session Thursday as pitching coach Rick Kranitz and bullpen coach Marty Reed began adjusting his mechanics. “They identified some things on tape and saw some things that maybe can help him,” Snitker said. Foltynewicz, whose season started late because of a right elbow bone spur, will face Milwaukee on Sunday.

Atlanta Braves left fielder Austin Riley (27) follows through a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves left fielder Austin Riley (27) follows through a double in the second inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

UMPIRE CHANGE

Home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez left because of sickness before the top of the fifth and was replaced by first base umpire Jim Wolf. Crew chief Sam Holbrook stayed at third, and Dan Iassogna moved from second to first.

UP NEXT

Atlanta Braves rookie Austin Riley (27) celebrates with first base coach Eric Young (2) after driving in a run with a base hit in the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves rookie Austin Riley (27) celebrates with first base coach Eric Young (2) after driving in a run with a base hit in the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (4-3, 3.83 ERA) will make his 10th start when St. Louis begins a three-game series at Texas. In four career starts in the Rangers’ ballpark, the former Texas hurler is 0-4 with a 13.73 ERA.

Braves: LHP Max Fried (5-2, 3.25 ERA) will make his ninth start as Atlanta begins a three-game home series Friday against the Brewers. Fried lasted three innings in his only start against Milwaukee, giving up four runs and four hits and walking three in three innings last July 7.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
St. Louis Cardinals’ Marcell Ozuna gestures as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) works against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) works against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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