Cardinals make history in the first inning

1 week 1 day 1 hour ago Wednesday, October 09 2019 Oct 9, 2019 Wednesday, October 09, 2019 8:04:00 PM CDT October 09, 2019 in Sports
By: Grace Taylor, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

ATLANTA - St. Louis was the first MLB team to record a 10-run first inning in a post-season game in its 13-1 win over Atlanta on Wednesday.

The teams were tied 2-2 in the post-season series. St. Louis was relentless in securing this winner-take-all game.

The Cardinals started with a walk and gained momentum from there. The batting roster quickly racked up four runs, causing the Braves to relieve their pitcher. That didn't stop St. Louis from putting the lead out of reach from its opponent.

Six more Cardinals ran in, making the score 10-0 by the end of the first. The team broke the record for the most runs in any first inning in post-season history, and the most runs in any inning of the winner-take-all games in post-season history. 

It was 13-0 before Josh Donaldson answered for the Braves with a home run.

That was the only run St. Louis would allow. The Cardinals won the game 13-1 and claimed a National League Division Series title.

The Cardinals will play the winner of another tied NLDS between the Nationals and Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

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