ATLANTA -- Fans were barely in their seats for the decisive fifth game of the National League Division Series before the St. Louis Cardinals made history, becoming the first team to score 10 runs in the first inning of a postseason game en route to a 13-1 win.

"I've never seen that in the postseason," Cardinals veteran catcher Yadier Molina said after the blowout. "We put the ball in play. We saw the ball better."

The double-digit output against the Braves is a record for the most runs scored in an inning in a division series or winner-take-all game, and it ties the most runs scored in any inning in a playoff game.

The Cardinals advanced to the NL Championship Series for the first time since 2014. They will next face the Washington Nationals, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 in 10 innings in Game 5 of their series.

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