Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/12/13
Carlos Beltran who tied the game in the third inning with a two-run double won it more than three hours later with a one-out run-scoring single in the 13th inning to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League championship series last night/this morning at Busch Stadium. Beltran who also threw out a runner at home in the 10th inning singled off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to score Daniel Descalso from second base with the winning run to end the 4 hour 47 minute struggle. Pinch hitter Descalso blooped a single to center off losing pitcher Chris Withrow with one out in the 13th and Matt Carpenter drew his second important walk of the game. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly switched to Jansen at this point and Jansen fell behind Beltran at 3-1 before the Cardinals’ switch hitter who has 34 runs batted in 39 career postseason games and nine in six games this years singled to right. The Dodgers had no play at home. Lance Lynn the seventh Cardinals pitcher gained the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Game 2 of the series will be at 3:07 p.m. later today with rookie Michael Wacha opposing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
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