Major League Baseball postseason

Bullpen Allows Five Homers and Blows 6-2 Lead, as Cards lose 11-9 in Game 2

Jake Cronenworth grounded an inside 0-1 curve through the right side for a base hit past the glove of the diving Wong, who was positioned on the outfield grass in the shift.

The throw from Tatis bounced to first, and although Hosmer’s picking the ball from the dirt took his momentum off of the bag, he was able to recover and tag the base in time to beat Molina to 1st and end the inning.

The Cards challenged the play, apparently arguing Goldschmidt did tag Hosmer, but the ruling on the field was upheld with the replay showing that it wasn’t even close.

Machado reached on DeJong’s error, but he was erased when Hosmer grounded a 1-0 high slider to Wong for another spinning throw to 2nd and a 4-6-3 double play.

Shildt then brought in Kodi Whitley to pitch to Myers, who drove a center-cut 2-1 fastball over the center field wall for a 2-run HR to extend the Padres’ lead to 11-8.

Kershaw joined Cliff Lee (2010 ALCS Game 3) as the only left-handed starters in the history of the MLB postseason to strike out 13 men while allowing no runs.

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