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Cardinals Scored More Runs in 1st Inning of Game 5 Than Twins Scored in Entire ALDS

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 09:  Marcell Ozuna #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals advances to first base safely on a strikeout and a wild pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning in game five of the National League Division Series at SunTrust Park on October 09, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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After four extremely competitive games between the Cardinals and Braves in the NLDS, Game 5 was expected to be an intense showdown in a win or go home situation.

Well, that didn't exactly happen. Despite being on their home field, the Braves gave up an astonishing 10 runs in just the first inning on Wednesday. But what's even more unbelievable is that in just this one inning alone, the Cardinals scored more runs than the Twins did in the entire ALDS against the Yankees.

It's hard to say if this is more embarrassing for the Braves or the Twins. On one hand, Minnesota's offense was so underwhelming that they scored no more than four runs in any of their three losses during that series.

On the other hand, the pitching from Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz and Max Fried gave up more runs in one inning than what every Yankee pitcher combined to surrender across 27 innings.

Then again, it's not the like Braves have a record playoff losing streak against St. Louis like the Twins do against New York.

Maybe it's a little harsh to go after these team's postseason failures. After all, they did make they're playing in October, which is an accomplishment to begin with.

The Cardinals offense was just too much to handle in the opening frame.