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10/05/2011 05:58 pm ET | Updated Dec 05, 2011

Phillies vs. Cardinals LIVE UPDATES: Game 4 NLDS In St. Louis

The Philadelphia Phillies try to clinch the series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia's fourth ace Roy Oswalt takes the mound for Game 4 of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. Oswalt, who has an undefeated record of 5-0 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 postseason starts, goes up against Edwin Jackson, who has never started in playoff game. However, the Cardinals have won the last five of Edwin Jackson's starts.

Will the Phillies advance to the NLCS? Or will Albert Pujols and the Cardinals force a deciding Game 5?

Stay tuned here for live updates throughout both games and tweet to @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation.

10/05/2011 8:51 PM EDT

RECAP

David Freese is definitely the player of the game. The Cardinals third baseman came up with 1-out double that drove in two runs and gave St. Louis the lead in the fourth. Two innings later, he crushed a 2-run home run to give the Cardinals some much-needed insurance.

The St. Louis defense was also superb and saved some potentially big innings for the Phils. In the 6th inning with Utley on first, the Phillies tried a hit-and-run with Pence. But Utley got greedy and tried to take third base as Furcal threw it to Pujols at first. Instead, Pujols stepped off the bag giving up the base to Pence and threw Utley out at third.

So we're heading to a GAME 5 IN PHILADELPHIA. Doc Halladay vs. Chris Carpenter. Does it get any better than that?

10/05/2011 8:41 PM EDT

GAME OVER

Ruiz hits on to shallow center, but Jon Jay makes a great SLIDING catch to END THE GAME. Game 5 here we come. Cardinals win 5-3!

10/05/2011 8:40 PM EDT

2 OUTS

Motte strikes out Ibanez swinging with the HIGH HEAT. 1 more to go and we'll have a Game 5.

10/05/2011 8:38 PM EDT

1 OUT

Victorino grounds out to 1B Pujols for the first out.

10/05/2011 8:36 PM EDT

PHILLIES LAST CHANCE

Motte is in to pitch for the Cards. Shane-O, Ibanez and Polanco due up in the ninth.

10/05/2011 8:34 PM EDT

1-2-3

Lidge gets Berkman to fly out to center and then strikes out Holliday to end the inning.

10/05/2011 8:31 PM EDT

Close Call

Pujols lined one to right field that brought the fans out of their seats, but Pence ran it down for the catch to record the first out.

10/05/2011 8:29 PM EDT

PITCHING CHANGE

Brad Lidge is in to pitch the eighth. NEXT UP FOR ST. LOUIS: Pujols, Berkman, Holliday.

10/05/2011 8:26 PM EDT

CLUTCH K

Rzepczynski strikes out Howard swinging and gets out of the inning. 5-3 Cardinals.

10/05/2011 8:25 PM EDT

PITCHING CHANGE

Reliever Marc Rzepczynski is in the game for the Cards to face Howard, who could be the tying run...