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Major League Baseball: Cardinals Lose National League Wildcard Battle On The Diamond In Los Angeles Against The Dodgers 3-1

  • Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in a scintillating NL wild-card game. The 106-win Dodgers advanced to a best-of-five Division Series against the rival San Francisco Giants. Game 1 is Friday night. The sellout crowd of 53,193 hung on every pitch as the tension of a tie game built from the fourth inning on. Cody Bellinger drew a two-out walk from T.J. McFarland in the ninth. Alex Reyes came in to face Taylor, and Bellinger stole second. Taylor then sent a 2-1 pitch into the left-field pavilion, triggering an explosion of cheers from the sellout crowd. That record winning streak in September meant little for the St. Louis Cardinals in a postseason that ended with one hanging slider. Reyes is a 27-year-old right-hander. The Cardinals set a club record with 17 straight wins in September and closed with a 19-3 rush.
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Tony Cornish Jr.

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