Braves Beat Cardinals to Grab Series Lead


The Atlanta Braves scored three runs with two out in the ninth inning to beat the St Louis Cardinals 3-1 to take a 2-to-1 advantage in the NLDS.

Dansby Swanson's double tied it and Adam Duvall lined a two-run single to put Atlanta ahead.  Braves' starter Mike Soroka allowed one run and two hits over seven innings in a no-decision.

Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly scored Marcell Ozuna in the second for the St. Louis run.

Cardinals' starter Adam Wainright tossed seven-and-two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight.

Carlos Martinez yielded the three runs in the ninth to absorb the loss.  

Game Four is Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

In the other MLB playoff game on Sunday, the L.A. Dodgers piled up seven runs in the sixth inning as they blew past the Washington Nationals 10-4 in Game Three of the NLDS in D.C.  

L.A. owns a 2-1 series lead with game four Monday at Nationals Park.