ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- The Cardinals advance to the NLCS after beating the Pirates 6-1 in game 5 of the NLDS.
David Freese hit a 2 run home run in the 2nd inning.
Jon Jay singled up the middle scoring Matt Holiday in the 6th.
Pedro Alvarez bounced the ball off the top of the first base bag. Justin Morneau was running the entire way and scored making it 3-1 in the 7th.
Matt Adams hit a 2-run home run to put the Cards up 5-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning.
Pete Kozma ripped an infield single to score Jon Jay.
The Cardinals play the Los Angeles Dodgers in game 1 of the NLCS Friday at Busch Stadium.