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Cardinals fans would love nothing more than to see Albert Pujols duplicate his Game 3 history-making performance, this time at home.
In Games 4 and 5, Derek Holland and C.J. Wilson both did great jobs of keeping Pujols from doing more damage, either by getting him out or by walking him.
In Game 5, for example, Wilson intentionally walked Pujols with the bases empty and one out, and then got Matt Holliday to hit into an inning-ending double play.
St. Louis absolutely needs to have Rafael Furcal and Allen Craig get on base ahead of Pujols, forcing the Rangers to deal with the fearsome slugger.
In Games 4 and 5, Furcal and Craig were a combined 1-for-12.
If that trend continues, Pujols will keep getting the four-finger treatment, and that will be very troublesome for the Cardinals.