The Birds scored nine times in the first 3 innings as the bullpen had another clutch game to win the franchise’s 18th NL Pennant. They host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday evening.
Pitcher Kyle McLellan left off Cards 25 man squad.
The Redbird’s shortstop and lead-off man will miss the last two regular season game against the Houston Astros.
St. Louis trailed Atlanta by 10 1-2 games before play on Aug. 26 but have since gone 20-8, with wins in 15 of their last 20 games.
Cards OF returns to lineup after missing nine games with a finger injury.
The St. Louis Cardinals manager insisted his playoff-hopeful team wouldn’t be crushed after blowing a four-run cushion in the ninth inning and watching the New York Mets rally for an 8-6 win Thursday.
The All-Star left fielder hit off a tee on Tuesday and plans to hit in the cage on Wednesday. Cardinals are hopeful to have him available this weekend.
The Cardinals are 6 1/2 games behind in the wild card race with the Braves coming to St. Louis on Friday to start a three-game series.
The win guaranteed Milwaukee will lose its first series at home since Arizona took two of three at Miller Park July 4-6.
The play in question was a line drive that seemed to be caught by the Marlins’ Mike Stanton but, was ruled a single for Rafael Furcal. It looked fairly clear that there was indeed a catch on replays.