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Sport Cardinals stun Braves with 10-run 1st inning in Game 5

01:05  10 october  2019
01:05  10 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Cardinals score 4 in 9th, hold off Braves 7-6 in NLDS opener

  Cardinals score 4 in 9th, hold off Braves 7-6 in NLDS opener ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each hit two-run doubles in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals overcame shaky defense and a wild finish to extend Atlanta’s postseason misery, holding off the Braves 7-6 in Game 1 of the NL Division Series on Thursday night. The Cardinals, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2015, fell behind 3-1 _ hurt by their normally reliable defense. But Paul Goldschmidt homered in the eighth, sparking a two-run outburst that tied it 3. In the ninth, the Cardinals blew it open against Braves closer Mark Melancon.Dexter Fowler and Tommy Edman singled before Goldschmidt walked on four pitches to load the bases with one out.

Six outs from being eliminated, St. Louis tied the game before winning it in the 10 th inning , pushing Atlanta to a decisive Game 5 on Wednesday. Kolten Wong, right, scoring on a sacrifice fly by Yadier Molina to clinch Game 4 for the Cardinals .CreditCreditJeff Curry/USA Today Sports, via Reuters.

Molina pushed the Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying single Braves outfielder Adam Duvall drove in a run for the third straight game. He is the first major leaguer with five Flaherty and Foltynewicz each worked seven innings in Game 2. Flaherty allowed three

Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz was removed from Wednesday's NLDS finale trailing 4-0 with one out in the first inning and the bases loaded.

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He was replaced with left-hander Max Fried who didn't have any better luck. Fried walked opposing pitcher Jack Flaherty before allowing back-to-back doubles to Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong.

All told, the Cardinals plated 10 runs on five hits, one error, four walks, and a wild pitch. Foltynewicz was charged with seven runs (six earned) in 1/3 of an inning while Fried was responsible for the others.

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Three takeaways from Cardinals' series-clinching NLDS Game 5 win over Braves .
This game was over with one out in the first inning.It's hard to call this a game though because the implication of that is two teams were on a level playing field.

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