ATLANTA (AP) - Charlie Morton didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning and took a shutout into the eighth, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.

Morton gave up his first hit when Paul Goldschmidt lined a single to left-center with one out, but the right-hander followed by getting Nolan Arenado to pop up and struck out Tyler O'Neill.

He allowed singles to Matt Carpenter and pinch-hitter Jose Rondon in the eighth and was pulled with two outs.

Atlanta led 1-0 in the fifth on Guillermo Heredia's third homer.

Ozzie Albies had an RBI triple in the sixth, and Abraham Almonte followed with an RBI double to make it 3-0.