The Philadelphia Phillies put on a great show of tenacious resiliency throughout the whole season, coming back from a rocky start and the dismissal of their manager.

The ninth inning deficit of two runs wasn't going to be enough to keep them down in the game.

Jean Segura and the Philadelphia Phillies won the first game of their National League wild-card series 6-3 after rallying for six runs in the ninth inning to silence a sold-out Busch Stadium crowd.

St. Louis, an 11-time World Series champion, blew a lead of at least two runs going into the final frame for the first time in 94 postseason games.

The Cardinals had an eight-inning advantage and were 74-3 overall.

After Juan Yepez launched the first go-ahead pinch-hit home run in franchise history with two outs in the eighth, the Cardinals were ready to seal another victory.

The Phillies offence eventually got going after battling all afternoon against Jose Quintana and the St. Louis bullpen.

Helsley, who jammed a finger on his pitching hand earlier this week in Pittsburgh, was examined by the Cardinals' training staff.

Andre Pallante was appointed to replace Helsley. He allowed Segura to single through the right side of the infield for the winning run.

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