Kolten Wong hits walk-off home run in the ninth to even up the NLCS at 1-1

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It didn’t take the Cardinals long to recover from forking up a lead in the top half of the ninth inning in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants. Second baseman Kolten Wong led off the bottom of the ninth with a line drive home run down the right field line off of Giants reliever Sergio Romo, breaking a 4-4 tie. The win evens up the NLCS at 1-1.

Game 2 was a back-and-forth affair. Neither team scored more than one run in any inning. The Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0 lead with runs in the third and fourth inning. The Giants countered by scoring in the fifth, sixth, and seventh. The Cardinals tied the game in the seventh, took the lead in the eighth, lost the lead in the top of the ninth, and won in the bottom half.

There will be no National League baseball on Monday as the NLCS moves from St. Louis to San Francisco. The Cardinals and Giants will resume play on Tuesday afternoon when Cardinals starter John Lackey will oppose Tim Hudson of the Giants.

Tigers sign Austin Romine to one-year, $4.1 million deal

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The Tigers and free agent catcher Austin Romine have agreed to a one-year contract, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti specifies that the deal is for $4.1 million.

Romine, 31, has been in the league for eight seasons, all with the Yankees. Across 1,116 trips to the plate, he has hit .239/.281/.366. However, Romine is well-regarded for his defense and game-calling abilities.

Romine will slot in as the full-time catcher for the rebuilding Tigers. They’ll have Jake Rogers and Grayson Greiner behind him.