Albert Pujols reached base three times, Jaime Garcia fanned five without a walk in nearly five innings and the St. Louis Cardinals blew the game open late to take a 3-2 lead in the NLCS over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The series now heads back to Milwaukee, where Game 6 will take place Sunday at Miller Park.
Ryan Braun and the Brewers will not go quietly. Manager Ron Roenicke's team won 57 of its 81 regular-season home games and is 4-1 at home thus far in the playoffs.
It does seem, though, that St. Louis's advantage in depth is beginning to wear down Milwaukee. Game 6 will be pivotal because the Brewers are desperate to get Yovani Gallardo to the mound for Game 7, and if nothing else, the Cardinals would love to have Chris Carpenter ready to go in Game 1 of the World Series.
They have to get there first. Read on for a look at Game 6.