Matt Holliday had three hits and two RBI as the Cardinals crushed the Brewers, 7-1, in Game Five of the National League Championship Series. Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for the Cards, who took a three-games-to-two lead in the best-of-seven series with the victory. Octavio Dotel got four outs in relief of Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia to earn the win. Jason Motte got the final four outs to earn his second save of the series.
Corey Hart smacked an RBI single in the fifth for Milwaukee, which committed four errors and left seven men on base. Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-key ]] allowed five runs, only two of which were earned, over five-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss. The Brewers will host Game Six at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Sunday. Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum is scheduled to oppose Edwin Jackson.