David Freese was replaced by Daniel Descalso after tweaking his ankle in the fifth inning.

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese left in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an apparent ankle injury.

Replays showed Freese tweak his ankle while fouling off a pitch against Hyun-jin Ryu. Freese pulled into first base gingerly after singling later in the at-bat for the first hit off of Ryu in the game. After Matt Adams singled in the next at-bat Freese was lifted for pinch-runner Daniel Descalso who took over at third base in the bottom half of the inning.