With two runs in the ninth, the Cardinals stole a 5-4 win from the Mets, ending a streak of 52 appearances without a blown save in the regular season by Jeurys Familia.
This all came after seventh inning drama when Adam Wainwright saw a masterful outing done in by a wild pitch and two-run homer, turning a 3-1 lead into a 4-3 deficit.
The Cardinals win two of three in this series of National League Wild Card contenders. The Cardinals get past the Mets in the standings and are within one game of the Miami Marlins, who currently hold the league’s second Wild Card spot.
Yadier Molina erased a one-run deficit with a one-out RBI double off Familia. Then pinch-hitter Kolten Wong put the Cardinals ahead with a two-out double.
Two innings earlier, Yoenis Cespedes won a duel with Adam Wainwright hitting a two-out, two-run homer off a hanging curve that smashed the facing of the second deck in left-center field, chasing Wainwright from the game.