Freese, Cardinals force Game 5, beat Phillies 5-3

Freese, Cardinals force Game 5, beat Phillies 5-3

Freese, Cardinals force Game 5, beat Phillies 5-3

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by R.B. Fallstrom

The Associated Press

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 6 at 12:16 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Freese homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals tagged playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night, forcing a deciding fifth game in their NL division series.

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Edwin Jackson recovered from a rocky beginning to win his first playoff start with six solid innings. Jason Motte worked a perfect ninth for his second save of the series.
  
Albert Pujols was hitless in four at-bats in what could have been his final home game with the Cardinals. He received thunderous cheers every trip to the plate from a standing room crowd of 47,071, second-largest at 6-year-old Busch Stadium.
  
Roy Halladay, the Game 1 winner, will face St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter on Friday night inapp ad

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