Tim Brown

  • Kolten Wong lifts Cardinals' spirits after downer of losing Yadier Molina

    Tim Brown at Yahoo Sports9 days ago

    ST. LOUIS – They'd board a flight to San Francisco on a special win, the kind that reroutes a playoff series and lifts a city, and on that the St. Louis Cardinals could rest their heads.

    They'd hit four more home runs, including one each in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, the last a Kolten Wong walk-off against Sergio Romo that concluded a perfectly imperfect, unpredictable, reeling Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. They'd won, 5-4, finally when Wong struck a flat slider and lashed it into the seats near the right-field foul pole, and on that they'd tied the series, so they'd gathered at home plate almost before the last of the San Francisco Giants had cleared the Busch Stadium grounds.

    "I just made sure I didn't miss any bases," said Wong, who'd nearly skulled a nearby umpire when he'd thrown off his helmet in celebration.

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