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Posted: October 5, 2012 8:59 p.m.

Braves lose 6-3, knocked out of playoffs

ATLANTA (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals won baseball's first wild-card playoff, taking advantage of a disputed infield fly call that led to a protest and fans littering the field with debris to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 Friday.

Matt Holliday homered and the defending World Series champion Cardinals benefited from three Braves errors. St. Louis advanced to play Washington in the division series starting Sunday.

Chipper Jones played his final game for the Braves, and made a crucial throwing error in the fourth inning that led to three runs.

But the first game in the majors' new postseason round - and one-and-done matchup - will be remembered forever for a wild play in the eighth on a shallow fly to left field.

Box score:
St. Louis Atlanta
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Jay cf 4 0 0 0 Bourn cf 5 0 1 1
Beltran rf 4 1 1 0 Prado lf 5 0 1 0
Hollidy lf 3 2 2 1 Heywrd rf 5 0 1 0
Motte p 0 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 5 0 1 0
Craig 1b 4 1 2 1 FFrmn 1b 4 0 3 0
YMolin c 4 0 0 1 Uggla 2b 4 1 0 0
Freese 3b 2 0 0 1 D.Ross c 4 1 3 2
Chamrs pr 0 1 0 0 Smmns ss 4 0 1 0
Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Medlen p 2 0 0 0
Rzpczy p 0 0 0 0 Durbin p 0 0 0 0
Boggs p 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0
SRonsn lf 1 0 0 0 Constnz ph 1 1 1 0
Descals 2b 3 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0
Kozma ss 4 1 0 0 McCnn ph 0 0 0 0
Lohse p 2 0 0 0 Pstrnck pr 0 0 0 0
Lynn p 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0
MCrpnt ph-3b 1 0 1 1
Totals 32 6 6 5 Totals 39 3 12 3

St. Louis 000 301 200-6
Atlanta 020 000 100-3

E_C.Jones (1), Uggla (1), Simmons (1). DP_Atlanta 2. LOB_St. Louis 2, Atlanta 12. 2B_Craig (1), Heyward (1), F.Freeman (1). 3B_Constanza (1). HR_Holliday (1), D.Ross (1). S_Descalso. SF_Freese.
IP H R ER BB SO

St. Louis
Lohse W,1-0 5 2-3 6 2 2 1 6
Lynn H,1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0
Mujica 2-3 2 1 1 0 0
Rzepczynski H,1 1-3 1 0 0 0 0
Boggs H,1 2-3 1 0 0 1 0
Motte S,1-1 1 1-3 2 0 0 1 1

Atlanta
Medlen L,0-1 6 1-3 3 5 2 0 4
Durbin 0 0 1 0 0 0
Venters 2-3 1 0 0 0 0
O'Flaherty 1 2 0 0 0 0
Kimbrel 1 0 0 0 0 1

Durbin pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP_by Medlen (Holliday).

Umpires_Home, Jeff Kellogg; First, Mike Winters; Second, Gary Cederstrom; Third, Jeff Nelson; Right, Rob Drake; Left, Sam Holbrook.

T_3:09 (Rain delay: 0:19). A_52,631 (49,586).

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