VIDEO: Cardinals' David Freese goes deep vs. Pirates in Game 5

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In the final game of the NLDS between the Pirates and Cardinals, the host Redbirds have struck first. Specifically, St. Louis third baseman David Freese took Gerrit Cole deep in the second and provided an early 2-0 margin. Here's a look:

Freese, you'll recall, knows a little something about coming up big in do-or-die playoff games.

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