Cardinals vs. Giants score update: David Freese homers as Cards take Game 1 lead

David Freese hit a home run in the postseason, you guys. The St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman drove in the first runs of NLCS Game 1 against the San Francisco Giants, hitting a second-inning homer to score Yadier Molina and stake Lance Lynn to a 2-0 lead. Freese hit .421 with three doubles in the Cardinals' NLDS against the Washington Nationals to continue his absurd postseason run last week, and he's off to a similar pace Sunday night against Madison Bumgarner.

Freese followed his World Series heroics with the best season of his career in 2012, in which he played 100 regular-season games for the first time ever and set a career high with an OPS of .839. So a second-inning NLCS homer might be a little more to be expected this year.

But that still marks his 24th and 25th RBI in 85 postseason at-bats, which puts him on a pretty impressive pace. The Cardinals have a lot of work left to do in this game, let alone the rest of the NLCS, but David Freese has, once more, gotten them off to a pretty good start.

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