Nationals beat Redbirds 6-2 in first matchup since 2012 NLDS game 5.
According to the statistics, the St. Louis Cardinals historic come from behind victory against the Washington Nationals was not suppose to happen. But the Cardinals have spent much of the last year making the improbable quite possible.
The defending World Series champion Cardinals got a tying two-out, two-run single from Daniel Descalso and a go-ahead two-run single from Pete Kozma in the ninth inning.
St. Louis went 4-0 when facing elimination en route to winning the World Series last year.
The Nationals and Cardinals send out their best starters as both fight for their postseason lives in the final and decisive Game 5 of the NLDS. The Cardinals will try to rediscover the offensive firepower that delivered wins in Game 2 and 3, while the Nationals attempt to rely on the formula of quality starting pitching, fielding, and a dominant bullpen.
Jayson Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning by driving Lance Lynn’s 13th pitch into the left-field stands.
Wentzville native and boyhood Cardinals fan looks to prevent hometown team from advancing to NLCS.
The Cardinals have all the momentum going into game 4 of the NLDS. They now must continue their winning ways with an opportunity to clinch the series.
Daryl Duff is a Cardinals fan, but currently lives in Washington D.C.