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Associated Press Philadelphia's Ben Francisco watches his three-run home run during the seventh inning of Tuesday's game in St. Louis.

Francisco powers Phillies past Cards

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.

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Francisco batted for pitcher Cole Hamels and broke open a scoreless game with a two-out, three-run homer in the seventh inning.

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