Giants http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Cardinals Win First Game of NL Championship Series http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-win-first-game-nl-championship-series <p>Carlos Beltran and David Freese each hit two-run homers and the St. Louis Cardinals held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 Sunday night in Game 1 of the NL championship series.</p><p>The wild-card Cardinals took an early 6-0 lead and made it stand up. Two days earlier, St. Louis overcame a 6-0 deficit to beat Washington in the deciding Game 5 of the division series.</p><p>Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is tonight. Chris Carpenter pitches for the Cardinals against Ryan Vogelsong.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:57:41 +0000 The Associated Press 5376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cardinals Win First Game of NL Championship Series