Brewers vs. Cardinals: David Freese Piles On Because Why Not

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Prince Fielder turned an 11-2 ballgame into an 11-3 ballgame with an absolutely mammoth blast to the upper deck in right field. David Freese clearly thought that was a little too close for comfort, so in the top of the ninth, he added that run right back.

With one out, Freese faced Chris Narveson and got a low changeup over the plate. Freese went down and drilled a liner to the opposite field that kept carrying and carrying until it cleared the fence. It was the second home run in two days that Freese has hit to right, and the second of those home runs that didn't look like a home run off the bat.

In any case, it's 12-3, and the Cardinals have scored the second-most runs they've ever scored in a playoff game. They've scored 12 three other times, most recently in 2002; on 10/19/82, they scored 13. Their opponent in that game? The Milwaukee Brewers, of course.

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