Posted October 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Worried that more debris could fly out of the stands, St. Louis players scrambled off the field and launched a wild-card celebration in the safety of their clubhouse. Players danced in a happy huddle. Champagne was sprayed. Then someone yelled ''Infield fly!'' Those were words that only the Cardinals could celebrate on this night. Matt Holliday homered and St. Louis rallied from an early deficit, taking advantage of three Atlanta throwing errors - the most crucial of them by the retiring Chipper Jones - to beat Kris Medlen and the Braves 6-3 in a winner-take-all wild-card playoff Friday. The defending World Series champion Cardinals will open their best-of-five division series against the Washington Nationals on Sunday in St. Louis. The Braves were one and done in this shortest of postseasons. The Braves outhit the Cardinals 12-6 but stranded 10 baserunners, including three in a crazy eighth inning that included a disputed infield fly call by left field umpire Sam Holbrook. Ho...
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