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Wong homer gives Cardinals walk-off win in Game 2

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 (ST. LOUIS, Mo.) - Kolten Wong hit the second pitch from Sergio Romo into the right field seats to give the Cardinals a walk-off 5-4 win in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series Sunday night in St. Louis.

The home run was the Cardinals fourth of the game, all solo homers from left-handed hitters to right field. 

The Cardinals took the early lead in the 3rd inning on a Matt Carpenter solo home run, his fourth of the postseason. 

St. Louis then took a 2-0 lead on a Randal Grichuk RBI single in the 4th. 

The Giants got on the board in the 5th inning on an RBI ground out, and then tied the game in the 6th on Hunter Pence's RBI single off Lance Lynn.

Things stayed even at 2-2 until the 7th, when Gregor Blanco gave San Francisco the one-run lead with an RBI single to score Brandon Crawford.

The Cardinals 7th inning magic continued in the bottom half, however, as Oscar Taveras hit a pinch-hit home run to right to tie the game at 3-3.

In the bottom of the 8th, Matt Adams hit the Cardinals third home run of the game, breaking the tie with a solo blast to right field.

Trevor Rosenthal came in for the save in the 9th inning, but he got into trouble as two Giants reached. With two out, Rosenthal walked Joe Panik and the ball got away from catcher Tony Cruz, allowing Matt Duffy to score to tie the game at 4-4.

That would set up Wong's heroics in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cardinals the walk-off win and even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.

Game 3 will be Tuesday night in San Francisco. 

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