The Cardinals have the most championships of any National League franchise, their latest coming only two seasons ago. But Beltran – 36 years old, now at the end of his 16th season – is looking for his first World Series ring.
After Friday night, he has himself to thank.
Beltran drove in all of the Cardinals’ runs in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series; the last came on his walk-off single in the 13th, an opportunity the Cardinals had because of Beltran’s laser throw to nab Mark Ellis at the plate three innings earlier.
Beltran and the Cardinals are now only three wins away from a trip to the World Series.
Source: Jon Paul Morosi, FOX Sports