And the Cards failed to score in the bottom of the sixth. But in the bottom of the seventh, a single up the middle by Holliday that was just out of the reach of Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, followed by a line single up the middle by Peralta on a ball that just ticked off Hanley Ramirez's glove, was then followed by a three-run homer by Cards first baseman Matt Adams. And the 2-0 deficit was a 3-2 lead.
The top of the eighth was pretty straightforward; the bottom of the ninth less so, but 3-2 was the final score and there was much rejoicing in St. Louis.
Next up: Giants or Nationals.
The Cards are seeing a lot of those teams in the postseason (as well as the Dodgers).
I think there's a reason.