Cardinals Advance To NLCS Beating Nationals 9-7

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WASHINGTON, DC. (KPLR) – In an amazing come from behind victory, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 9-7 in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The win propels the Cardinals into the National League Championship Series for the second year in a row.

The Washington Nationals came out swinging and quickly went ahead 6-0 as Adam Wainwright struggled. Slowly but surely, the defending World Series champion Cardinals erased the Nats lead. In the 9th inning, down to their last strike, the team got a tying two-out, two-run single from Daniel Descalso. Then it was a go-ahead two-run single from Pete Kozma.

It was the largest comeback ever in a winner-take-all postseason game, according to STATS LLC.

The first game of the NLCS will be in San Francisco, Sunday, October 14th at 7:15 St. Louis time. All games of the NLCS will be shown on FOX 2.

Website: MLB Postseason 2012 Schedule

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.