The Cardinals scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 4-3 win over the Brewers in Game Three of the NLCS. Albert Pujols, Jon Jay and David Freese had RBI doubles in the first for St. Louis, which has won two straight to take a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. Chris Carpenter tossed five innings of three-run ball to get the win. Jason Motte got the final four outs to earn the save.
Mark Kotsay smacked a solo homer for Milwaukee, which left nine men on base. Yovani Gallardo went five innings, allowing all four runs and eight hits while walking five and striking out two, to take the loss.