The last  time the Dodgers were in extra innings in the postseason was in the 1996 division series against the Braves.

Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of 10th):

First Carlos Beltran strikes with the bat, then with the glove.

The Dodgers got a one-out triple from Mark Ellis, which brought up Michael Young, who had replaced Adrian Gonzalez after he left for a pinch runner in the eighth.

Young lifted a fly ball, but only to medium right-center. Center-fielder Jon Jay backed off the ball so Beltran could make the catch and fire home. And fire he did.

Ellis broke on the catch and sprinted for home, but Beltran's throw was a bullet right on line to catcher Yadier Molina, who tagged out Ellis and held onto the ball after a solid collision at the plate.

Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (end of nine):

The first game of the NLCS will be decided in extra innings after the Cardinals missed out on a chance to win it in the bottom of the ninth.

Brian Wilson took over for Zack Greinke to start the ninth. He retired Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday, but then walked Matt Adams and Yadier Molina.

Jon Jay worked the count full, but then got the biggest out of the night thus far, when Jay flied out to center. It took Wilson 28 pitches to get out of the inning.

Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of ninth):

St. Louis went to their fourth reliever to start the inning, so at least the Dodgers have a big edge in arms used if this game drags into extra innings.

Hard-throwing Trevor Rosenthal retired the Dodgers in order, including striking out Skip Schumaker, who hit for Greinke.

Greinke allowed only four hits in his eight innings, walking one to go with his season-high 10 strikeouts. If Andre Ethier is able to make that catch, he had a four-hit shutout through eight innings.

Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (end of eight):

Zack Greinke has completed eight innings and struck out 10, a season-high. And it may not be enough.

That was probably Greinke's last inning. He's thrown 104 pitches and -- don't get nervous now -- Ronald Belisario is warming up in the bullpen.

Dodgers 2, Cardinals 2 (middle of eighth):

The Dodgers are going to have to try and win this one without Adrian Gonzalez the rest of the way.

Reliever Carlos Martinez started the inning for St. Louis and immediately walked Gonzalez. Manager Don Mattingly elected to use Dee Gordon as a pinch-runner.