Cardinals top Dodgers 3-2 in 13 innings at NLCS game 1

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)--The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in 13 innings to take a 1-0 lead in the NLCS. The game started Friday evening, but didn't end until after midnight.

Juan Uribe hit a two out single up the middle to score Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez in the 3rd inning. But the Cardinals answered. Carlos Beltran, the hero of the night, crushed a double to deep center field to score Joe Kelly and Matt Carpenter which tied the game 2-2 in the 3rd.

Stellar defense saved the game for the Cardinals in the 10th inning.  There was one out and runners on first and third, when Michael Young lifted a fly ball to right-center. Beltran called off Jon Jay and made an on the money throw to Yadier Molina at home plate.  Molina set himself and hold onto the ball during a collision with Mark Ellis who was running from third, keeping the run off the board.

Then in the 13th, Carlos Beltran's single to right field scored Daniel Descalso to bring home a walk-off winner.

Game 2 is at 3:07 p.m. Saturday at Busch Stadium.

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