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Ben Francisco's pinch-hit, three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the Phillies took command of their National League Division Series with a 3-2 win over the Cardinals in Game Three on Tuesday evening. David Freese and Yadier Molina each knocked in a run for St. Louis, which is down 2-1 in the series.

Jaime Garcia allowed six hits and gave up the big home run through seven innings of duty to absorb the loss. The Cards outhit the Phils, 12-7, in defeat. The series stays at Busch Stadium for Game Four tonight. Edwin Jackson is slated to oppose Roy Oswalt.

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