St. Louis leads 5-2.
Big sequence in the top of the fifth inning.
Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff single and was sacrificed to second by Elvis Andrus. Carpenter fell behind 3-1 on Josh Hamilton _ the only strike may have been a generous call. Hamilton then swung at an inside pitch that might have been ball four and lofted a foul popup wide of third. Freese caught it at the dugout railing for the second out.
Freese had a similar chance Thursday night but was unable to make the play.
Michael Young struck out to end the inning.
Harrison worked a scoreless fourth. He pounded Skip Schumaker in on the hands, shattering his bat on a groundout, and retired Carpenter on an easy fly with runners at second and third to end the inning.
Furcal, dropped from his leadoff spot to seventh in the lineup, is 2 for 2 with a pair of singles.
Craig’s opposite-field fly to right appeared to carry and carry before landing in the Cardinals’ bullpen as St. Louis relievers danced with glee.View Entire Story
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