Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/15/12
SAN FRANCISCO -- Carlos Beltran is used to having success in the postseason. Just don't expect him to know why. Beltran's 14th home run in 29 career playoff games was the key to the St. Louis Cardinals beating the San Francisco Giants 6-4 in Sunday's Game 1 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. "It's hard for me to explain," said Beltran, whose two-strike shot capped a four-run rally in the fourth inning to give the Cardinals a 6-0 lead. "I don't feel pressure, I don't feel the need to try to do something special. I just relax and try to have fun. If I go out there and play the game the right way, good things happen." While Beltran sparked the offense, the St. Louis bullpen shared the spotlight thanks to its superb work. Jason Motte, the last of seven Cardinals pitchers, earned the save. St. Louis relievers retired 14 of 15 batters before Angel Pagan reached with a two-out single in the ninth inning. "That wasn't how we wanted to do this," Cardinals manag...
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