Cardinals vs. Nationals NLDS Game 5: Gone in 14 pitches

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How the Nationals went from one strike away from the NLCS to behind two runs in the top of the 9th inning.

Drew Storen threw 33 pitches in the top of the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals. The 14th pitch of that inning was a foul ball by Yadier Molina that made the count 2-2 with two outs. The score was 7-5, Carlos Beltran was on third, and the Nationals were one strike away from advancing to the NLCS, which would have begun Sunday night at Nationals Park.

On the 16th pitch, Molina walked. The Cardinals had men on 1st and 3rd, with two out.

The 19th pitch was fouled away by David Freese, making the count on him 1-2, with two out. Pitches 20-22 were balls, and Freese walked to load the bases.

The 23rd pitch was hit off Ian Desmond's glove into center field for a game-tying single by Daniel Descalso.

The 28th pitch was hit into right field for a 2-run single by Pete Kozma, making the score 9-7 Cardinals.

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