San Francisco Giants

NL Champsionships Series
6:15 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Cardinals Lose Game 7, Giants Headed to World Series

A St. Louis Cardinals fan raising his hat in triumph to celebrate the Cardinals' National League Championship Series win over the Millwaukee Brewers on Oct. 16, 2011.
Joel Finbloom

Hunter Pence hit a bizarre, two-run double, Matt Cain pitched his second clincher of October and the San Francisco Giants won their record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NL championship series Monday night.
 
Marco Scutaro matched an LCS record with 14 hits in the series and Pablo Sandoval drove in a run for his fifth straight game. The Giants returned to the World Series two years after winning it all, getting the final out in a downpour.
 

NL Championship
7:21 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Cards Lose, Decisive Game 7 Tonight

A St. Louis Cardinals fan raising his hat in triumph to celebrate the Cardinals' National League Championship Series win over the Millwaukee Brewers on Oct. 16, 2011.
Joel Finbloom

Ryan Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine in another postseason gem and the San Francisco Giants forced a decisive Game 7 in the NL championship series with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.
 
Marco Scutaro hit a two-run double and Buster Posey drove in his first run of the series with a groundout in the first inning as San Francisco struck early to support Vogelsong.
 
Matt Cain will start for the Giants against Kyle Lohse in Game 7 on Monday night. Lohse won their Game 3 matchup.
 

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NL Championship Series
5:54 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Cards Win, One More to Go

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte (L) and Jon Jay celebrate a 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 in the NLCS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 12, 2011.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave them a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series.


Matt Holliday, Jon Jay and Yadier Molina had two RBIs apiece to lead a 12-hit outburst by a team that batted just .198 through the first three games of the series.

NL Championships
5:20 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Cards Win Game 3 Of NL Championships, Beltran Injured

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter delivers a pitch to the Chicago Cubs in the second inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 5, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Matt Carpenter always tries to stay ready, keeping an assortment of gloves nearby. That's his job.


The St. Louis Cardinals' utilityman took on a new role in Game 3 of the NL championship series: game-changer.


Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3 1/2-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night for a 2-1 series lead.

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