Hamels, Phillies Top Cards in Game 3

With six shutout innings from Cole Hamels and one suprising swing of Ben Francisco's bat, the Phillies took control of the NLDS with a 3-2 win in Game 3.

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Cole Hamels had a chance to become the winningest pitcher in Phillies postseason history as he took the hill for Game 3 of the NLDS.
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The Gateway Arch served as the backdrop as the NLDS switched to Busch Stadium in St. Louis with the Phils and Cardinals notched at one game a piece.
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Lefty Jaime Garcia took his career 1.20 ERA against the Phillies to the mound and he dazzled for six innings.
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But Cole matched Jaime frame for frame throwing six shutout innings of his own.
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Jimmy Rollins silenced some fans in St. Louis with his third-straight multiple hit game.
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St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols doubled J-Roll's two hits with four of his own including three doubles.
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Cards utilityman Ryan Theriot added four hits of his own and a steal.
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Cole used 117 pitches in six innings but kept the Cards off the board.
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Jaime was cruising himself until the seventh...
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...Enter Ben Francisco. With one mighty wallop, Francisco entered into the Phillies folklore.
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Francisco's three-run shot sent the Phillies wild and put the team up for good.
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That's high-5 worthy.
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But things got dicey in the eighth after Brad Lidge failed to record an out.
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Allen Craig had a chance to put the Cardinals ahead but he grounded into an inning-ending double play that ended the bases loaded threat in the eighth.
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Chase Utley turns the twin killing.
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Sorry Albert -- the Phillies got this.
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Let's hope the good times from the 3-2 win carry over to Wednesday's Game 4.
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