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.
Edwin Jackson recovered from a rocky beginning to win his first playoff start with six solid innings. The former Shaw HS Raider gave up hits to the first three batters, but after that two-run opening inning, shut down the Phillies, allowing just two more hits and striking out four.
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 in Philadelphia.
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