(BaseballStL) -- The St. Louis Cardinals got the start they expected out of ace Chris Carpenter in Game 5.
Carpenter gave up two earned runs after pitching seven innings allowing six hits and two walks against the Texas Rangers.
The two earned runs were scored on two solo home runs by Mitch Moreland in the 3rd inning and Adrian Beltre in the 6th inning.
Octavio Dotel relieved Carpenter in the 8th inning with the score tied 2-2.
Carpenter is 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA in five postseason starts this year.