For the third straight year, the Cardinals prevailed in the decisive Game Five and are moving on to the NLCS. Comparatively speaking, this was by far the easiest victory of the three — a second-inning two-run homer by David Freese put the Cards on the board, while a another run in the sixth made it a little more comfortable — even though the Pirates threatened a bit and scored a run in the seventh. An absolute bomb by Matt Adams with Matt Holliday on in the eighth and an RBI-single by Pete Kozma (yes, really!) put things away in the 6-1 win.
And, of course, the most important Cardinal of them all tonight — Adam Wainwright! Was there ever any doubt he’d go all the way? Aces do what aces do!
Plus all in front of that awesome Busch Stadium crowd!
And now, onto celebrating — and the NLCS! Bring on the Dodgers!