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

October 5, 2011 - 9:05 PM
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St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League division series against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 5-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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. 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.