Boom! Carlos Beltran sends a 3-run rocket into the seats, keying a 7-run third inning. Adam Wainwright (who has yet to lose a post-season game) goes 7, allows 3 hits and a run, and fans 9.
Cardinals take the first game from the Bucs, 9-1. Two more to go. Lance Lynn on the mound tomorrow against the impressive Pirate rookie, Gerrit Cole, who hasn’t faced the Redbirds this year. Let’s hope the offense picks up where it left off this evening.