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ATLANTA — By the point the nightmare first inning ended for the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, there have been mock cheers from the capability crowd at SunTrust Park. 

Only one body right into a decisive Sport Five of the Nationwide League Department Collection, sarcasm used to be all Braves enthusiasts had left because the St. Louis Cardinals put 10 runs – sure, 10 – at the board.

Although it may well be theoretically conceivable for a staff to have a worse begin to a series-deciding recreation, the Braves did their best possible to position themselves into historical past books for the entire mistaken causes – and the Cardinals took complete merit. 

It began when Braves catcher Brian McCann dropped strike 3 on leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler, in the end resulting in a stroll. That used to be a foul omen for Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz, who didn’t stroll a unmarried batter in seven innings all through his successful get started in Sport 2. 

St. Louis bunted Fowler to 2nd and complicated him to 3rd on a hard-hit ball through Paul Goldschmidt that shortstop Dansby Swanson snagged however couldn’t make a play on. The Cardinals put their first run at the board when Marcell Ozuna, who got here into the sport batting .471 for the sequence, singled. 

The Braves may have restricted the wear and tear there, however they didn’t. First baseman Freddie Freeman booted a possible double-play flooring ball from Yadier Molina that loaded the bases.

Then Foltynewicz walked Matt Wood worker for the Cardinals’ 2nd run. He used to be pulled one batter later when Tommy Edman smoked a double down the right-field line to make it Four-Zero in choose of Max Fried, who right away got here into the sport and walked Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty. 

The avalanche came about temporarily from there as Fowler and Kolten Wong hit back-to-back doubles, taking the lead from Five-Zero to Nine-Zero.

Then, within the final indignity, the Cardinals scored their 10th run when Ozuna swung at a 3rd strike that were given clear of McCann, scoring Wong at the wild pitch. Ozuna ended up in the beginning as McCann’s throw neglected the bag through a number of ft.