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Cardinals vs. Braves: Allen Craig reaches Kris Medlen, St. Louis scores 3 in 4th

The St. Louis Cardinals took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth inning of their Wild Card game vs. the Atlanta Braves, putting together three runs on Kris Medlen after a Chipper Jones error turned a double play into two baserunners for Allen Craig. Torty's owner doubled over the left fielder Martin Prado to put the Cardinals on the board, and Yadier Molina and David Freese drove in runs with a groundout and a sacrifice fly, respectively, to put them on top.

Medlen had carried a no-hitter into the inning, but Carlos Beltran led off with a base hit and Jones threw away Matt Holliday's sharp grounder. The Braves had taken the lead back in the second inning, when David Ross hit a two-run home run off Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse that was preceded by a controversial time-out call.

The first National League Wild Card play-in game is turning out to be exactly as stressful as you might have expected. So far, it's looking like a good game, too, even if Kris Medlen hasn't yet ascended into heaven and been named eternal Cy Young of the National League.