Friday, October 12, 2012

NLDS: Cards Overcome Six-Run Deficit, Score Four With Two Out In Ninth; Overcome Nats To Get Crack At Giants

At Washington:

The St. Louis Cardinals battled back from a six-run deficit on Friday night, scoring four runs with two outs in the top of the ninth inning (being down to their last strike twice), and overcame the Washington Nationals 9-7 in game five of their National League divisional playoff series, winning the series three games to two.  Daniel Descalso, who hit a home run in the eighth inning, delivered a two-out game-tying single in the ninth, then scored the insurance run (after David Freese scored the game winner) on Pete Kozma's base hit.

The Cardinals will open the National League Championship series against the San Francisco Giants on the road at AT&T Park on Sunday. 

Incidentally, this marked the first time that all four divisional playoff series went the maximum five games.

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