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Cardinals collapse in 9th inning in Game 1 vs. Phillies

St. Louis entered the inning with a 2-0 lead and came out with a loss to Philly to open the Wild Card round on Friday.

Nick Castellanos of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 02, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The St. Louis Cardinals were one inning away from taking a 1-0 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the Wild Card round of the NL playoffs on Friday afternoon. Ryan Helsley came in the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead and just three outs from having a shot at advancing on Saturday. Things took a turn for the worst, however.

Alec Bohm was hit by a pitch to make it 2-1 with the bases loaded and a Jean Segura single opened the game up. Philly would go on to take a 4-2 when Bryson Stott grounded into a fielder’s choice. Brandon Marsh and Kyle Schwarber would also add to the fun, making it 6-2 Phillies heading into the bottom of the ninth. The Cardinals were unable to rally and are now faced with elimination at home after losing 6-3.

The Cardinals will have Miles Mikolas on the hill in Game 2 against Aaron Nola for the Phillies. Right now, the Cards are -105 on the ML while the Phils are -115 on DraftKings Sportsbook. St. Louis was -135 on the series line while Philly was +115 entering Game 1.