San Francisco 7, St. Louis 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 17, 2012 3:45 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Paul Nauert, Third Base - Doug Eddings,
Attendance - 41225

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 9 3
San Francisco 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 7 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 22-16 9-8 13-8 L1
San Francisco 19-19 10-9 9-10 W1

Recap


Giants 7, Cardinals 5: Brandon Crawford had two hits and two RBIs and San Francisco took advantage of three errors to tally three unearned runs in a victory over visiting St. Louis.

Crawford doubled and scored in the first inning, then singled in a pair of runs in the second. Crawford had not registered an RBI since April 23.

San Francisco starter Matt Cain (3-2) settled down after a rough first three frames to retire the last eight batters he faced. Cain allowed eight hits and four runs over six innings, striking out six and walking one.

Matt Holliday, who had a sacrifice fly in the first, belted a two-run homer in the third to give the Cardinals a 4-3 lead.

The Giants tied it 4-4 on an Emmanuel Burriss sacrifice fly in the sixth and took the lead for good on third baseman David Freese’s throwing error with two outs. Brandon Belt’s RBI double in the seventh gave San Francisco a 6-4 edge and Charlie Culberson added a run-scoring groundout for his first major-league RBI.

St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (2-5) gave up five runs – two earned – in 5 2/3 innings.

Giants reliever Sergio Romo allowed his first run of the season in the eighth on Yadier Molina’s solo homer. Santiago Casilla pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Allen Craig was out of the Cardinals lineup with a tight hamstring. He is day-to-day. … Giants center fielder Angel Pagan has hit in 28 of his last 29 games after his single in the sixth. … Matt Carpenter had three hits for St. Louis, raising his average to .290. …The Giants are 15-0 with a lead after seven innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   San Francisco
Adam Wainwright Player Matt Cain
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 8
3.18 ERA 6.00
Hitting
St. Louis   San Francisco
Matt Carpenter Player Brandon Belt
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 9 2 17 .265 12 8 5 1 1 3
San Francisco 8 0 11 .258 18 2 6 9 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Giants have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .562 after a loss.