NLCS Game 3 – Cardinals Win 3 – 1
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½ hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants for a 2-1 series lead Wednesday night.
Kyle Lohse worked around a season-worst five walks in 5 2-3 innings. Mitchell Boggs struck out Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt with two on to end the seventh and Jason Motte earned the first two-inning save of his career to reward what remained of a sellout crowd of 45,850, perhaps a third, that stuck around.
Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro had two hits and a clean game in the field, two days after Matt Holliday rammed him breaking up a double-play ball. Manager Bruce Bochy had said there would be no retaliation, and Game 3 was collision-free.
|123 456 789||R||H||E|
|San Francisco||001 000 000||—1||9||1|
|St. Louis||002 000 10||—3||6||0|
|San Francisco: Matt Cain, Javier Lopez (7), Jose Mijares|
|(8), George Kontos (8) and Buster Posey|
|St. Louis: Kyle Lohse, Trevor Rosenthal (6), Edward|
|Mujica (7), Mitchell Boggs (7), Jason Motte (8) and|
|WP: Kyle Lohse (1-0)|
|LP: Matt Cain (0-1)|
|Sv: Jason Motte (2)|
|HRs: St. Louis: Matt Carpenter (1)|