– Shelby Miller's drought-breaking win made the fourth-place Atlanta Braves feel like celebrating.

Miller ended his 24-start winless streak, holding his former Cardinals teammates to three hits through eight scoreless innings and leading the Braves over St. Louis 6-0 in Sunday's doubleheader opener.

"As a team, we haven't been this excited in a long time," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Miller's drought was the longest in the majors since Chris Volstad's 24-game streak from July 17, 2011, to Aug. 19, 2012. It was the longest streak by a Braves starting pitcher since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966.

Miller (6-17) lost 16 consecutive decisions.

Associated Press