Beltran, Cardinals Outlast Dodgers 3-2 in 13 in NLCS opener

(AP) Beltran, Cards top LA 3-2 in 13 in NLCS opener
By R.B. FALLSTROM
AP Sports Writer
ST. LOUIS
Carlos Beltran capped his latest scintillating postseason performance with an RBI single in the 13th inning early Saturday that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL championship series opener.

Beltran hit a two-run double early, then threw out a runner at the plate from right field in the 10th to keep the score tied.

In the 13th, he singled into the right-field corner with one out against Kenley Jansen.

It was the longest postseason game for the Dodgers since the 1916 World Series.

Game 2 is Saturday afternoon.

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