Kolten Wong and the Cardinals had a lot to celebrate Thursday.

The first game of the National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves Thursday had quite the finish. The Braves were up 3-1 heading into the eighth inning, and had a 90 percent win probability, but then the Cardinals scored two runs on a solo home run from Paul Goldschmidt and a RBI single from Matt Carpenter. And in the ninth, St. Louis added four runs on down-the-line doubles from Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong (seen celebrating above), with Molina’s coming just inside the third-base line and Wong’s coming down the first-base line:

However, the Braves weren’t quite done yet. Billy Hamilton walked, and then Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman each hit home runs:

The Cardinals’ Carlos Martinez was able to get Josh Donaldson to ground out and then strike out Nick Markakis to end the game as a 7-6 road victory for St. Louis, though. Game 2 takes place tomorrow in Atlanta at 4:37 p.m. Eastern.


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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.