Beltran, Cards top LA 3-2 in 13 in NLCS opener

Beltran, Cards top LA 3-2 in 13 in NLCS opener

October 12th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina tags out Los Angeles Dodgers' Mark Ellis at home during the 10th inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS - Carlos Beltran capped his latest scintillating postseason performance with an RBI single in the 13th inning early Saturday that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL championship series opener.

Beltran hit a two-run double early, then threw out a runner at the plate from right field in the 10th to keep the score tied.

In the 13th, he singled into the right-field corner with one out against Kenley Jansen.

It was the longest postseason game for the Dodgers since the 1916 World Series.

Game 2 is Saturday afternoon.