The Cardinals have won their first ever National League Wild Card Playoff game. The Birds beat the Braves 6-3 on Friday evening in Atlanta. Despite falling behind 2-0, the Cardinals rallied with three runs in the fourth inning to take the lead. Matt Holliday’s home run in the 6th inning gave St. Louis a 4-2 lead. The game was delayed 19 minutes in the Braves half of the 8th inning after left field umpire called the infield fly rule on a fly ball to shallow left field. The popup dropped between Pete Kozma and Matt Holliday, but the umpire signaled the automatic out. The call had Braves fans littering the field which caused the delay. Jason Motte got the final four outs of the game to save the 6-3 win for the Cardinals.
Fox 2 Sports Reporter Charlie Marlow was in the victorious and champagne soaked Cardinals locker room after their 6-3 win over the Braves in the National League Wild Card playoff game. The Cardinals now advance to the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals. Game One is Sunday at Busch Stadium.