Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/5/12
ATLANTA -- An improbable eighth-inning infield-fly ruling brought down the wrath of a sellout crowd and a torrent of empty water bottles and not-so-empty beer cans. But after the 19-minute delay Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild card game. Chipper Jones' throwing error in the fourth inning gave the Cardinals the opening they needed as they scored three runs, only one of them earned. The Braves played the game under protest after the eighth-inning debacle. Andrelton Simmons was ruled out on an infield fly rule. The ball dropped in left-center -- 75 feet beyond the infield -- out of the reach of rookie shortstop Pete Kozma. That would have plated at least one run, and when it didn't, the bottles and cans rained down on the field. "I didn't hear anything," Kozma said. "I was under it. I'm an infielder. I should have made the play. I took my eyes off it. I was camped under it." Cardinals manager Mike Methen...
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