(ST. LOUIS) — Carlos Beltran keeps proving time after time that he’s one of the best postseason performers in the history of Major League Baseball. Beltran helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS.
In the third inning, Beltran tied the game with a two-run double off Dodgers’ starter Zack Greinke.
In the field, Beltran called center fielder Jon Jay off the ball before delivering a strike to home plate to throw out Mark Ellis, and keeping the score tied.
With the game still tied up at two in the 13th inning, Beltran came to the plate and delivered an RBI single off Kenley Jansen to give the Cardinals the win.
“Understand this is not about me,” Beltran said after the win. “In order for a team to win a ballgame, a lot of things need to happen right, the right way. We have to pitch, we have to play defense and we have to come through offensively.”
In 40 postseason games, Beltran is hitting .345 with 16 home runs and 34 RBIs.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN