ST. LOUIS - An impressive game from Albert Pujols shouldn't come as a surprise. What teammate David Freese continues to do is starting to become less of a shock as well.
Pujols had two hits and was on base four times and Freese continued a strong postseason with three more hits as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
Making the seventh playoff appearance of his 11-year career, Pujols contributed an RBI double and scored a run during the Cardinals' four-run first inning. He then singled on a 3-0 pitch in the second inning, giving him six hits in last seven at-bats. The Brewers finally wised up and intentionally walked the three-time MVP in both the fourth and sixth innings.
Pujols is hitting .636 (7-for-11) in the NLCS with four doubles, six RBIs and four runs scored.
"He continues to amaze me every single year," said starter Chris Carpenter. "You can't believe the things he does, the games that he has, pressures that ...