The Cardinals scored five runs in the first inning at Houston, and it was never a game after that as Chris Carpenter threw a two-hit shutout.
Dan Johnson came out of nowhere, with two out in the ninth, to hit the home run into the foul-pole screen that made it 7-7 after the Rays came back from a 7-0 deficit against the Yankees. Then Evan Longoria hit the walk-off homer, his second big shot of the night, in the 12th inning.
Craig Kimbrel, who led the National League in saves as a rookie, blew the save when it was 3-2 Braves in the ninth. Hunter Pence blooped the run-scoring single that gave Philadelphia a 4-3 lead in the 13th, and Freddie Freeman hit into a season-ending double play in the bottom of the inning for Atlanta.
In hindsight, the Red Sox would have preferred that the rain never stopped. They went back out on the field with a 3-2 lead, but in the end it was Baltimore down to its last strike and touching Jonathan Papelbon for a pair of runs, including the walk-off liner by Robert Andino that eliminated Boston.
Question of the day: What was the wildest Wild Card shocker?