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The Nationals add some insurance, lead the Cardinals 7-5 going into ninth inning

Oct 12, 2012, 11:59 PM EDT

Kurt Suzuki AP AP

The Nationals just added some valuable insurance in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Kurt Suzuki smacked an RBI single up the middle to push the score to 7-5 going into the top of the ninth.

Jason Motte allowed back-to-back singles to Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse to begin the inning, but bounced back to get Ian Desmond to ground into a force and Danny Espinosa on a pop-up. However, Suzuki delivered the two-out single for the Nationals’ first run since the third inning. Suzuki is 3-for-4 on the night.

Drew Storen is coming out for the top of the ninth as the Nationals are just three outs away from advancing to the NLCS to face the Giants. Carlos Beltran, Matt Holliday and Allen Craig are due up for the Cardinals.

  1. randygnyc - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Holy shit!!!! Tie game!!!!!

  2. lazlosother - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Tie game. I think this year has had the best Divisional series’ I’ve ever seen.

  3. natsattack - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Loss of words.

  4. randygnyc - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    OMG!!! Cards take the lead. Insane!!!!

  5. randygnyc - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Should’ve had Strasburg come in for the ninth. Mike Rizzo’s fault.

  6. muskyhunter2542 - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    fuckin choke-a-sorous rex

  7. libertynchurch - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Davey Johnson, meet Ron Washington!

  8. thejjtrain - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Boom. Game over. Nats choke a 6 run lead in the clincher at home.

  9. atom55 - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    My. God.

    Cardinal baseball has been the craziest, most stressful, ridiculous thing imaginable these past two seasons.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 13, 2012 at 1:35 AM

      I hear you Atom. Strangely…this year seems to be more stressful for me. Odd.

  10. lazlosother - Oct 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM


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