Cardinals score twice in bottom of the 9th, beat Braves 6-5

by | Aug 27, 2022 | Sports

ST. LOUIS — Corey Dickerson tied the game with an infield single and Tyler O’Neill drew a bases-loaded walk, all in the bottom of the ninth inning, to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.“This is a really, really good team,” Cardinals designated hitter Brendan Donovan said. “Any time you can beat a team like that down the stretch is good. Not that we needed a morale booster, but it kind of makes you feel better about yourself.”Nolan Arenado and Andrew Knizner homered for the Cardinals, who claimed their sixth walk-off win of the season.Donovan hit a one-out double off Kenley Jansen (5-1) in the ninth and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Jansen walked Paul Goldschmidt and hit Nolan Arenado to load the bases. “He’s usually really tough,” Arenado said of Jansen. “Regardless if he’s not throwing strikes, his ball’s moving a lot and he’s still a great pitcher. I think it’s safe to say him and Morton didn’t feel as good as they wanted to today.”Dickerson singled to shortstop Dansby Swanson, scoring Donovan and tying the game. Jansen then walked O’Neill on five pitches to blow his fifth save in 34 chances.“Everything was flat,” Jansen said. “This one is the one that you’ve just got to let it go. It’s a weird one. Don’t even worry about it. To …

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