Six-RBI day caps big first month for rookie David Freese

ST. LOUIS (AP) - David Freese's six-RBI bonanza backed up the St. Louis Cardinals' assessment that he belongs in the lineup. His no-nonsense attitude off the field repays the team for sticking with him last winter.

A DUI arrest in December served as a wakeup call for the 27-year-old rookie third baseman. He's sworn off alcohol, concentrating instead on driving the ball and being an all-around success story in his hometown.

Freese's big day against the Braves in Thursday's 10-4 win completed a 4-game sweep for St. Louis. It was the most RBIs by a Cardinals rookie since major league baseball established qualifications in 1957.

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