Dodgers Drop Opener to Cardinals, 3-2

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Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez slides into home place on a two-run run single by third baseman Juan Uribe in the third inning of Game 1 on Friday night in St. Louis. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / October 11, 2013)

It was taunt and tense. It was a sweaty, nervous little game.  And ultimately, one extremely frustrating game for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers lost the opener of the National League Championship Series, 3-2 in 13 innings, on Friday night when Carlos Beltran singled off Kenley Jansen to finally drive in the winning run in St. Louis.

The Dodgers had chances all night to win the game but left 11 runners on base, hit into three double plays and had the potential winning run thrown out at the plate in the 10th inning.

Beltran was the Cardinal who threw out Mark Ellis at the plate. And Beltran was the Cardinal who doubled in the St. Louis’ two runs in the third inning to tie the score only minutes after the Dodgers took the lead on Juan Uribe‘s two-run single.

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