With a timely offensive by Dominican Marcell Ozuna and Paul Goldschmidt, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves on Thursday 7×6 to go to the front 1-0 in their National League Division Series, in which Colombian pitcher Julio Tehran suffers in the gallery, it will not play in this instance
The next meeting will be Friday on the same stage with a pitching duel between Jack Flaherty, for the Cardinals, and Mike Foltynewicz, for the Braves.
Ozuna was the man of the game with a double tug of two in the ninth inning to put the Cardinals in front 5×3, and was followed by another similar shot by Kolten Wong to complete four annotations of the visitors in that episode.RELATED
In the eighth, Goldschmidt had approached the score 3-2 with a kick and veteran Matt Carpenter matched the score to three pop-up scores with the bases full.
The victory went to the Dominican Carlos Martinez (1-0), despite enduring home runs in the ninth of the Venezuelan Ronald Acuña and Freddy Freeman by the Braves. The defeat was for stellar closer Mark Melancon (0-1), punished with the four races of the Cardinals in the ninth inning.
Cardinals trace and win
With the game tied 1-1, the Braves filled the bases in the sixth inning with one out, shortstop Dansby Swanson was alive in first in the selection play and an error in shot in the play allowed the locals to score two runs and they went up 3×1.
Braves had come to the front 1×0 in the first inning by ticket to the curator Ozzie Albies, who scored later, also in Josh Donaldson's selection play and shot error.
In the fifth, the Cardinals tied for a single inside the Harrison Bader box, sacrifice of pitcher Miles Mikolas and stole from Bader's third, who scored after Dexter Fowler's grounder. The Cardinals approached 3×2 in the eighth thanks to Goldschmidt, who punished reliever Luke Jackson with a stake over the left field.
Then, Jackson struck out the dangerous Ozuna and withdrew Puerto Rican Yadier Molina on track 5-3 (third to first), but Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong continued with straight singles to the left.
It was then that the Braves called the fire extinguisher Melancon to launch
Dangerous emerging Carpenter, who linked the simple driver of the tie, although the left fielder cooled Wong in the rubber in the attempt to score the second run of the inning.
How of Fowler and Tommy Edman in front of Melancon in the ninth inning left the scene ready to star Goldschmidt, but this negotiated base on balls and it was the Ozuna quequeyano who pushed two with double and the Cardinals went to the front 5×3. Then, Wong also played his music at the ninth inning visiting party with another tug double and the Cardinals expanded to 7×3.
However, Acuña greeted in the ninth chapter the Dominican Martinez with a home run with a man on the base to approach the Braves 7×5. Acuña, Rookie of the Year in 2018, came from bursting the ball in the regular stage by connecting 41 homers and stealing 37 bases.
After retiring in a tight play first to the curator Albies, the quiqueyano pitcher endured another fly near Freddy Freeman, who pressed the score 7×6. Martinez later withdrew Josh Donaldson and the Greek-born Nick Markakis by way of punch.