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Cardinals take early lead in decisive NLDS Game 5 after a David Freese two-run homer

Oct 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

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Cardinals postseason legend David Freese has struck in this loser-heads-home NLDS Game 5.

What looked like a brewing pitcher’s duel suddenly turned into an early 2-0 lead for host St. Louis when Freese launched a two-run homer to left field with two outs in the bottom of the second inning, setting off a round of fireworks at Busch Stadium. Jon Jay drew a two-out walk in an eight-pitch at-bat off Pirates starter Gerrit Cole to set up the big two-run blast.

Freese — including this year’s results — is a .325/.391/.593 hitter in 35 postseason games.

Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright has held the Pirates to one hit in his first two frames.

  1. Stiller43 - Oct 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    F

  2. steelers88 - Oct 9, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Well it’s over.

    • pens5829 - Oct 9, 2013 at 10:33 PM

      You’re an embarrassment to all Pgh fans. Unless you’re really a Ravens fan. Then you’re just another idiot with a keyboard.

  3. steelers88 - Oct 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    NLDS umpires on TBS very funny.

  4. Stiller43 - Oct 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    The “embarassment” was exactly right.

    Just like i called it “thats the series” in game 4 when the 2 run homer was hit.

    I loce dem buccos, but their offense has been far from a strong point

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