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Braves vs. Cardinals Score Update: David Ross' two-run homer gives Atlanta 2-0 lead

The Braves and Cardinals are meeting in the inaugural National League Wild Card playoff game on Friday afternoon. Here is an updated look at what has transpired at Turner Field so far.

In the top of the first, Kris Medlen struck out Jon Jay to begin the game on three pitches. He then struck out Carlos Beltran with a belt-high changeup that was whiffed on. He hit Matt Holliday in the elbow with a pitch, but then forced Allen Craig to ground out weakly to shortstop Andrelton Simmons to end the inning.

In the bottom of the first, Kyle Lohse struck out Michael Bourn to begin the game. Martin Prado grounded out sharply to first base. Jason Heyward struck out on an elevated fastball for the final out.

In the top of the second, Heyward made an incredible home-run saving catch at the right field wall. Battling the sun in right field, J-Hey jumped at the wall and snagged the ball, keeping the score at 0-0. Medlen then got the next two batters to end the frame.

In the second, Lohse struck out Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman. Dan Uggla drew a walk, which brought up David Ross. With a 1-2 count, Lohse began his motion, but Ross was granted timeout by home plate umpire at the final second. Lohse was unhappy. The next pitch was a changeup down the middle of the plate, which Ross sent over the left field wall for a two-run homer.

Braves lead 2-0 entering the third.

The game is currently being aired live on TBS and on ESPN Radio.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.