WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: David Freese #23 and Daniel Descalso #33 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after both score on a single by Pete Kozma #38 in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Erasing an early six-run hole in Game 5 slowly but surely, the defending World Series champion Cardinals got a tying two-out, two-run single from Daniel Descalso and a go-ahead two-run single from Pete Kozma in the ninth inning and came all the way back to beat the Washington Nationals 9-7 Friday night and win their NL division series.
It was the largest comeback ever in a winner-take-all postseason game, according to STATS LLC. No other club in this sort of ultimate pressure situation had come back from more than four down.
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