Reigning World Series champion St. Louis, one strike from defeat, scored four runs in the ninth inning to stun Washington 9-7 on Friday and advance in the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Daniel Descalso of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a two-RBI single in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National League Division Series on October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. St. Louis defeated Washington 9-7
The Cardinals will face the San Francisco Giants in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series that begins Sunday. The winner of that series will face either Detroit or the New York Yankees in the World Series.